The movie Schindler's
List has inspired us in many ways. We see here an ordinary man who did
not stand by and 'watch', but did what he could to protect as many as he
could. This is not a movie for younger children, but can be viewed by middle
and high school students. Teachers need to prepare students before and discuss
with them afterwards.
Read here - eighth grade
student's in Croatia are inspired by the film.
Mr. Schindler was a very brave man. He inspired me
to think about good people all around the world.
It was not easy to be so brave in his time. He saved
many human lives.
After all hard and painful experiences, he suffered
so much because he couldn't save more people.
Mr. Schindler is my inspiration for my future.
Poland in the Dark
Poland is a big European country. It is not so far
Many Jewish people lived in Poland before the Second
World War. When Hitler occupied the country, the Nazis formed many
concentration camps for Jewish poeple. The «Final Solution» started.
How was it possible? What did other European countries
do? How did they allow it to happen? I must find out.
My History teacher told me that I would learn about
it in grade 8. Now I'm in grade 6 and I want to learn about Holocaust
My parents visited Poland two years ago and they
were in Auschwitz and Birkenau. I saw the photos they took. I saw the
same places in the film «Schindler's List».
My English teacher said:»Fran, imagine yourself
in Poland in that awful time. What would you do?»
I would try to escape and find
a kind Polish family to hide me.
Why did it happen?
I want to know why it happened. I want to ask people
who did it: why?
Why did they believe it was right? Many, many people
took part in that crime against humanity.
Did their hearts beat the same as the hearts of their
Did their children cry the same way as the children
in Auschwitz and other camps of death?
Were their children afraid of dogs, cold, hunger and
Were their children sick, lonely and desperate?
I want to know why it happened.
A Small Red Winter Coat
Who is the girl in a small red winter coat?
What is her name? How old is she? Where is she from?
Where are her parents, sisters and brothers?
Why is she all alone in a crowd of terrified people?
Who is that tiny red spot in the forest of black and
Why are her eyes bright among other wide open eyes?
He has a hope, that's why!
The pictures, one by one, hundreds of black and grey
Last time I saw her...
I almost missed to see her.
I saw a small red winter coat.
I didn't see her face, only her coat.
I remembered her hope and her bright eyes.
She was going back...
I want to believe...She was going home...
In her small red winter coat.
It is Tuesday, January 18th, 2006. My class has
just finished watching the film «Schindler's List». It
lasted much longer than other films, but we didn't notice that. We
watched it during our English and History classes. Our English teacher
asked us to form our own list of people and values that we would like
to save for ever.
We discussed and talked, made notes and here is our
list of people and values we would like to save forever:
- Our families, our homes, our friends and our homeland.
- Our neighbours and their homes.
- The entire world.
- Love, peace and understanding between people.
- Our school where we learn all what is good
Katarina, Borna, Blazenka and Kujtim
Slavonski Brod, Croatia