Lessons from Auschwitz: The Power of Our Words [1:20]


This incredibly short video makes an incredibly powerful point – your words always matter.  The narrator tells a story he was told of a young woman who scolded her brother on the train to Aushwitz.  It was the last thing she ever said to him.  After that she vowed never to say anything that couldn’t stand as the last thing she would say to a person.

Discussion Questions

  • Why do you think the woman regretted what she said to her brother even though she meant it then?
  • Would you take the same vow?
  • How do you think it might change your relationships with people?

Keywords: Holocaust, language, communication, relationships, kindness, power,


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