doing damns the darkness /
A Blog By Dave Hingsburger
Ok, maybe I'm being dense but what book were we supposed to read?
Hey C.J. We were to read Zoo Station, you can find in on my sidebar and click to read more about it. Dave
I read Zoo Station after reading about it here. Since then, I feel as if I have a better understanding of how the Nazis came to the level of power they achieved. It really wasn't just Hitler, it was a system where so many marginal people could gain a chance to go up by putting others under themselves, by sneaking and snitching and knowing when to turn a blind eye to evil, and by believing pretty promises about the future: full employment after a major depression, education, health care, etc. for the Aryan masses.We homeschool, and recently our reading has included a number of books with WWII elements. Now I include more Christian and human philosophy in our lessons - the value of all persons - than I did before reading Zoo Station (not just speaking of the disabled here, but of all races, types, behaviors, etc.) For Mother's Day I watched The Sound of Music with my son. Try watching that after reading Zoo Station and political elements just leap out at you.Summary: I'm not sure how I feel about the plot and protagonist, but the history lessons were valuable.
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