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To Forget is not an Option

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Title

To Forget is not an Option

Subject

Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Wiesel, Elie, 1928-
Holocaust -- Study and teaching.

Description

Video of Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor, professor at Eckerd College, and author of the book Night.

Creator

University of South Florida Libraries, Digital Initiatives and Services.

Source

Holocaust Survivors Oral History Project

Publisher

Tampa, Fla. : University of South Florida Tampa Library.

Date

2014-02-02

Contributor

HM General Consul
USF World

Relation

F60-00056

Format

video / mp4

Language

English

Type

Moving Image

Coverage

Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)

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Transcription

What is the alternative? Not to remember? It will give victory—or a sense of victory. It’d be justified, I’m sure. I’m sure an attempt could be made to say, “Look it belongs to the past, nothing to do with us today or for tomorrow, forget it.” Nothing is worse than forgetting. I understand remembering can think it’s wrong, but not to remember is not an option. First of all, to know the story—and it’s—today, so easy to know the story, to learn about it, so many books have been published by all sides; by the victims, by the perpetrators, by the bystanders, by the governments, by civilians, nearly never before has any event caught such a coverage from all viewpoints, from all aspects, from all sides. So it’s easy and not to do so would be to deprive them of—of extraordinary element in education.

Original Format

MiniDV

Duration

1:42

Compression

MPEG-4

Producer

University of South Florida Libraries, Holocaust and Genocide Studies Center

Citation

University of South Florida Libraries, Digital Initiatives and Services., “To Forget is not an Option,” USF Library Special & Digital Collections Exhibits, accessed August 5, 2020, https://exhibits.lib.usf.edu/items/show/1757.

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