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Gedenk Subway

Gedenk Subway

Could it really happen again?

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Visitor Comments: 30

(30) Anonymous, September 8, 2008 6:45 PM

too simple an approach to a complex issue

as a person who has been deeply involved with holocaust and genocide programming and education i found a total disconnect with this film as a way to role play and stimulate an IT CAN HAPPEN TO US discussion....maybe i am jaded and thought it would be about another 911 type of attack...

(29) Ilu, August 26, 2008 7:51 AM

The only thing we have control of in this world is our spiritual growth.

Yes, nobody can steal your thoughts and your beliefs.....and if we don't understand why society is the way they are today by investigating and studying the past, the history, then we are bound to make the same mistakes. What can we do to avoid past mistakes> GET INFORMED! TELL OTHERS! EVEN IF THEY DON'T WANT TO DO THE BEST YOU CAN WITH YOUR LIFE. DON'T BE SELFISH...THINK OF OTHERS TOO. AND...PRAY, PRAY, PRAY! HAVE FAITH. That's it. God will do the rest.

(28) Harry Kuperschmidt, August 7, 2008 8:51 PM

What was your goal?

I was appalled by the scene. I have seen and heard enough about trains from my mother, God rest her soul.
I believe we should be focusing on solutions, not just outdated scare tactics.
Make a recommendation on how we can prevent this from ever happening again, something everyone can sink their teeth into.
Make one recommendation. Just one.

(27) Rachel, August 6, 2008 10:04 PM

keep moving up

Our sages teach us that a Jew is either moving forward or falling behind. The only thing we have control of in this world is our spiritual growth. Although world peace is in my prayers, anti semitism will likely exist until the arrival of Moshiach and until that happens, we cannot be surprised at anything. (who would have dreamed up the collapse of the World Trade Cemter?) Upon reading many holocaust books I noticed that throughout the horrors of those years and different experiences people went through, the personality of each person came through in their reaction to their challenges. Kind people mostly stayed kind and selfish people stayed selfish. (I'm not, G-d forbid, judging anyone, I have only the utmost reverence for every single victim of the Holocaust - who were mekadesh shem shomayim- every one of them). Additionally, those that were brought up with a solid background of Emunah Pshuta and loads of Bitochon, generally feared better (emotionally). All we can do is be the best we can be and try to move upwards.

(26) George Moskowitz, August 6, 2008 6:53 PM

Are we to continue the history of being victims as a Jew in the eyes of an intolerant non Jewish Western or Arab or Moslem world? or is the world that surrounds us fearful of having too much of our salt of becoming a victim to our being the alleged owners of the world's brains, wealth and heritage? In either case, without G-d's protection, kindness, truth and justice...we lose.
For myself and all of my family to choose G-d with all of our frail might does prevent our denigration into the "living dead" state faced by many wanderers whose ultimate destination is disintegration - like a majority of Jews today face - as aimless straphangers on the subways of the world going nowhere's pretty quickly.
May we all choose Life to become living members of ourselves , of our living people and of our Creator. Together we are One. Alone we become straphangers.

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