Letters from Students to Sammy, Child Survivor of the Holocaust
Size: 5.50 x 8.50 in
Sam (Sammy) Harris, one of the youngest survivors of the Holocaust, speaks to thousands of adults and school children every year. Among the numerous letters he receives are those from hundreds of students who have been inspired by Sam’s courage and positivity. When Ellen Palestrant read these letters, she was struck by what they strongly illuminated: kids today are hungry for the values and character traits Sam epitomizes—and not the material values of cynical marketers with which they are constantly bombarded. Nor should kids be the unsuspecting recipients of messages of hate for the other broadcast by conspiratorial political and religious leaders and their colluding supporters. An insidious mind-grab exists and Sam Harris is the perfect antidote.
Publisher: EP Creative Enterprises
William Delgado - State Senator, Chairperson, Senate Education Committee wrote:
Sam is a miracle because he was witness to unspeakable, unmanageable horror, and in place of vengeance and hate, he filled his heart with compassion and loving-kindness. Would that all mankind could learn from Sam.
Linda Chapa LaVia - State Representative 83rd District,Chairperson, Elementary and Secondary Education Committee wrote:
Sam Harris is proof that one life can produce change in the lives of everyone they touch, no matter what their ethnic heritage.
What is justice? What are the things that we consider good in the world? Mr. Harris, by telling his story to children in their formative years, helps all of us understand the choices we have made in life. He has chosen the path of forgiveness, despite the immense wrongs done to him, and that choice has clearly affected the children who have heard him. Thank you, Sam Harris, and thank you, Ellen Palestrant, for bringing to us this book of hope and immense humanity.