Thursday, January 16, 2014

Nikhil's first blog

     Hi! I am Nikhil Rivera. I am half Filipino and half Indian. I travel a lot and I am really into athletics. I played football and ran track in high school, and I am still into snowboarding and lifting. I have worked at La Scala for 2 1/2 years. I am in school for biology pre-med and hope to get into medical school and become a doctor. I have two dogs and a fish named, Marky Mark. I am also the middle of five kids in my family. I once peed off the Great Wall of China. Go Bucks and Go Browns!

"I am duty-bound to serve as their emissary, transmitting the history of their disappearance, even if it disturbs, even if it brings pain. Not to do so would be to betray them, and thus myself." -Elie Wiesel
I feel like this is a powerful passage. This passage shows how painful it is for a survivor to think about the events from the past. Not only that but it explains why it is important for the stories to be told, and why Elie writes.

1 comment:

  1. Nikhil, I remember a quote from a general after World War I. He said humans forget the bad things and remember the glories and he was worried that when the last soldier to die from that horrific war was gone, then humans would repeat the mistakes of that war. That's why we need stories, good and bad, to keep things present, and I admire Weisel for working to keep us thinking and feeling. We need it!