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Francine Christophe is an 83-year-old French writer and poet. She’s also Jewish and a Holocaust survivor who was sent to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in northern Germany during WWII. In this video excerpt from the documentary “Human,” she tells the remarkable story of how a simple act of kindness was returned to her decades later. It’s a powerful story of survival and the triumph of the human spirit.

“Human” is a documentary by director Yann Arthus-Bertrand consisting of interviews with 2,020 people from all walks of life all over the globe talking about what it means to be human. They talk about things that will make you laugh, cry and – most importantly – reflect. The film is available online for any organizations wishing to organize a screening.



You can view the video here:

More than a moving story: a true life lesson.Thank you Francine. #WhatMakesUsHUMAN

Posted by HUMAN on Friday, September 25, 2015


A view of this Holocaust survivor and her testimony would be a good 15% addition states are allowed to use in their MOUs when they adopted the CCSS standards.  A thought for state workgroups struggling with standards rewrite could adopt this standard:

Students will learn that they are more than a data set, human capital, and what actually makes them human triumphs over the expectations of the ruling class. 




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