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This information is programmed into my mind. This information makes me live in fear of history repeating itself. That's when I coined my mantra: This is America. It could never happen in America. But, my God, it haunts me here.

I still shiver at the mention of Anne's name, or Auschwitz or the Holocaust or Hitler; my heart plummets to my stomach at the sound of those words. Soon after the project I watched, for the umpteenth time, “Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark.” Story line: Find the Ark of the Covenant ­before the Nazis do. I shook in fear of the swastika and buried my face in my sofa ­pillow.

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Prejudice is the side effect of a cowardly heart.
Aug. 24, 2013 at 8:31 PM • Report
This is very well- written and very powerful. Keep up the good work!
Aug. 15, 2013 at 3:51 PM • Report
Wow, this is interesting to see your perspective! It's one that I've never really considered before. I hope that you were able to talk to someone about how you feel about this instead of keeping it to yourself and explain to your friends how you feel.
Aug. 13, 2013 at 12:37 AM • Report
Very well written, keep up the great work.
Aug. 12, 2013 at 4:29 PM • Report
I can relate to how you're feeling so much. In midle school, we read The Dairy of Anne Frank and had a holocaust survivor come to our school. I was very moved, yet disturbed learning about it. I felt grateful for my life, but scared that something like that could happen. Just like you we read Night in my lit class Freshman year, and that a book that has made a permanent impact on my life. I will never forget it. I cried every time I read it, and had nightmares and trouble sleeping. After reading that book, I felt like the holocaust was always at the back of my mind and everything made me thing about it. This really touched me and gave me some peace knowing someone has felt the same way I have.
Aug. 11, 2013 at 8:11 PM • Report
well written although the ending falls a little flat, keep up the good work :)
Aug. 02, 2013 at 9:31 PM • Report
Alana W.
Thank you! I agree with your criticism, but, well, editors do as they please, and sometimes the author doesn't have a say in the matter......that's life, though!
Aug. 02, 2013 at 11:29 PM • Report
Drilled with strong emotions, the article sends a strong message of how even today, when we proudly proclaim of being a global village, prejudices do exist. Ideals but moreover mindset needs to be changed. Good work!
Aug. 02, 2013 at 3:01 PM • Report
Such wonderful writing :)
Jul. 30, 2013 at 7:25 PM • Report
Absolutely amazing peice! I believe every word, and that this came straight from your heart. Your voice was loud and strong and heard! Never stop writting, you have a gift! (And side-note, never stop standing up for what you beileve in, no matter what anybody says :)
Jul. 25, 2013 at 8:20 PM • Report