My mind skipped back and forth from Theresienstadt to the Flynn theatre. The redemptive power of music has rarely been portrayed with such terror and beauty as with the performance of Verdi's Requiem, both then and now.
In John Rabe, Florian Gallenberger tells the true story of a German businessman, Rabe, who was head of Siemens AG's plant in Nanking and had been living in China for more than 20 years when the Japanese invaded in 1937.
All of the classes I teach at the two community colleges where I am employed are writing classes. I try to make my courses more than just a series of how-to sessions about comma placement -- I inject the concept of critical thinking.