Critical Thinking/Discussion Questions - Leonard Chill

  1. Telling their story is very important to most survivors. Leonard Chill said, “The Holocaust must be remembered and I think all survivors feel very strongly that way. You read about those who did not survive and one of the common messages [from them] was tell others what happened.” Sometimes this feeling of responsibility is called “survivor guilt.”…Do survivors have a responsibility to share their stories? Explain why?
  2. How does this quote from Rudyard Kipling reflect Leonard’s challenge of maintaining his identity during the Holocaust: “All the people like us are we, and everyone else is they.” Explain.