Monday, January 5, 2009
This whole blogging experience has been pretty interesting. I didn't expect to enjoy it so much. I learned a great deal more than I thought there was to learn. There were some things that didn't make sense to me, but then again I think there were things that no one understood. And there were countless things that made me angry, but still learning them was well worth my while and if I had the option of doing it over again I know I would.
The books we read were also really interesting. I am not the reading type but I did like the books. Night was probably one of the most difficult things I have had to read. It was just so different reading someone's actual account of what happened. The Wave was really good too. And the fact that its based on true events makes it that much more intriguing. Who would have thought you could recreate what Nazi Germany was like in an ordinary high school? I was seriously speechless at the end of the book. It was that good.
In all, I think that what I have learned in the past semester will stay with me. Not many people get to have this kind of experience in a school setting, but it made learning about the Holocaust interesting. It wasn't like every other time we have had to learn about it. I started out thinking, "Oh great, here we go again." But then it was something completely different from what I had expected. So, I guess you could say that I really did enjoy the semester.