Learning from the past

Why it shouldn't repeat

The Wave by Todd Strasser

Why is learning from the past important? George Satayana , a philosopher, once said "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." If you cannot remember the past you will be more likely to repeat it.

George Santayana

To start with, The Wave by Todd Strasser informs how the nazi system can repeat."I'm sure Laurie's history teacher knows exactly what he's doing . I don't see why you should make this into such a big deal." Laurie's dad. It supports the theme because Laurie's dad (quote speaker) thought the wave was no big deal until it started having nazi characteristics. The wave relates to the theme of "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat." In one good way which is Laurie's dad didn't realize it was just like the nazis.

Nazi symbol

To continue with, the Gerda Wiessman documentary is a great example of why we. Should learn from the past. One Survivor Remembers ( Gerda Wiessman documentary ) is the story of one survivor , Gerda Wiessman in a concentration camp and death march. In the documentary Gerda describes what she has to go through during the death march while leaving a concentration camp which explains why it shouldn't repeat. The documentary (One Survivor Remembers) relates to the quote said by George Santayana with one good reason which is why we should learn from the past.

Gerda Wiessman Klein holocaust survivor

To finish with, our world war 2 posters are very informative about World War Two. Over millions of Jews died from hunger, being shot, enslavement, and gas chambers. Since you have or haven't learned about ww2 , that is the part of learning from the past so you don't repeat it." If you cannot remember the past you are condemned to repeat it." What can you remember if you didn't learn from the past. This is the reason why this relates to the theme which is why we need to make sure we learn from the past.

A 1935 ww2 poster

If you can't remember the past you will be more likely to repeat it. If you don't acknowledge ww2 you won't remember what will happen again. Over millions of Jews died! That is a lot, that is why ww2 should not ever come again!

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Todd Strasser. The Wave . Dell Lavirel-Leaf NY, 1981

Timeline,December 2013

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