Элинка (elinka) wrote,
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Chaim Ginott

Dear Teacher:
I am a survivor of a concentration camp. My eyes saw what no man should witness:

Gas chambers built by LEARNED engineers,
children poisoned by EDUCATED physicians,
infants killed by TRAINED nurses.
Women and babies shot and buried by HIGH SCHOOL
and COLLEGE graduates.

So, I am suspicious of education.
My request is: Help your students become human. Your efforts must never produce learned monsters, skilled psychopaths, educated Eichmans.
Reading, writing, and arithmetic are important only if they serve to make our children more humane.”


Chaim Ginott
Tags: holocaust, quotes
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