1. In his interview, Leonid uses the metaphor, “In a forest, you have good trees and bad trees. You have to go to see the good trees and the bad trees. Evidently, the good trees were a minority during the war. If we would have had only good trees, we probably wouldn’t have had six million Jews to be killed.” Discuss what you think he means by this statement. Do you think there are more “good trees”or “bad trees” today?
2. Watch Fredericka Saharovici’s testimony. How does her story compare to her husband’s story?
3. In his 1986 Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, Elie Wiesel says, “Human rights are being violated on every continent. More people are oppressed than free. How can one not be sensitive to their plight? Human suffering anywhere concerns men and women everywhere.” Do you think this is still true today? Give examples of human rights violations occurring around the world today.
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4. If you could meet Leonid Saharovici, what would you ask him about his experiences? What would you like to learn more about?