How can remembering the past change the future?
by Emily Hanson
How can remembering the past change the future? Remembering the past can change the future as was once said by Richard Von Weizsacker president of west Germany from 1984-1994, "Who ever refuses to remember the inhumanity is prone to new risks of infection". If you don't remember the inhumanity during the Holocaust it may happen again.
This supports that remembering the past can change the future. First "The Wave" a book by Todd Strasser talks about how if the students don't remember the Holcaust it will happen again. "The wave supports the theme of don't forget the past because the students don't understand the holocaust so they don't remember it causing them to blindly follow Mr. Ross's experiment "the wave" a representation of the nazis. This novel relates to the quote because in the wave they don't remember the Holocaust making the students "open to new risk infection" meaning they are at risk of following blindly.
"You my youth never forget one day you will rule the world"
A second source that supports this theme is a poem called "you my youth never forget one day you will rule the world" this poem. Supports the theme of the quote because it talks about how people should remember the inhumanity during the holocaust because one day you will make the choices to stop it from happening again. This poem supports the quote because it talks about "who ever refuses to remember the inhumanity is prone to new risk of infection." In the poem it tells you that if you don't remember the inhumanity that happened during the holocaust "your open to new risk of infection" meaning you may just follow blindly.
This is the last source that supports that remembering the past can change the future. "Paper clips" a documentary by Elliot Berlin and Joe Fab supports the theme the of remember the past. "Paper clips" supports the theme of remember the past, so they are unlikely to replete it. This documentary relates to the quote because it shows how if you remember, it will stop you from ever being "at risk of infection" meaning you will not blindly follow but remember.
If you don't remember the inhumanity during the holocaust, it may happen again. Remember that remembering the past can change the future, if we learn from the past we can change the future, so it does not repeat its self.
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-Berlin, Elliot, Fab,joe "paper clips"documentry November 1st 2004, febuary,13,2014