Israel Arbeiter: Survivor Of The Holocaust

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Israel Arbeiter is a survivor of the Holocaust. He is 91 years old and for 10 years he has had an essay contest where students must answer what they think he means when he says his quote. Mr. Arbeiter’s quote is,“Our commitment to remember implies not only remembrance, but also a warning that such tragedies must never happen again. The memory of the Holocaust must become part of the human conscience for all time, beyond sorrow, suffering, and death. May a new love of humanity be born out of the horrors that we have known. We pray and hope that remembrances like this will take root and continue on in the future, and with future generations, and for a world blessed with peace, understanding, and goodwill to all humankind.” This is what I think…show more content…
One way is looking at the horrific pictures. Those can compel us to stop killing people, which would most definitely cultivate a better world. They can also compel us to help the sick and poor people. This tragedy can compel us to work together and maybe build more schools for children. Then more children will be educated about what happened during the Holocaust. Which will probably end up as them (the future) cultivating a better world. We will be compelled to then make museums to show more people what visually happened. Another thing is that this tragedy can compel us to maybe make more holidays that honor all the lives affected by it. This will also show everyone that it was a mistake if we’re honoring lost lives. The stories of survivors can really touch our hearts too. Then maybe their stories will compel us to cultivate a better world. Also the survivors themselves can compel us to cultivate a better world. One last thing is that there must have been trash and stuff everywhere. So images of that can compel us to stop littering and pick up trash. That would probably have the biggest affect on cultivating a better world based on how much litter our world has…show more content…
One thing I can do is start celebrating a holiday that has to do with it. That will keep the memory of the lives lost with my family. Or I can write an essay about the Holocaust and the survivors. Which is exactly what I am doing right now. I can even write a song about the lives lost. If the song gets popular then it will definitely ensure the memory of those who died is not forgotten. Also just so I won’t forget, I can hang hopeful posters in my room. Maybe I can throw a huge party somewhere big to honor the lives that were lost. Then I can invite survivors to tell their stories, and I can talk about the Holocaust too. Everyone at the party can read a book about the Holocaust, like the “Diary of Anne Frank”. Finally I can make posters everywhere to honor the lives lost, and just plain keep the memory of them in my
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