Whew! this one nearly did me in.
I spent most of the day yesterday working on my FINAL Holocaust paper. That one was much easier to write. I found the topic fascinating and I learned ten times more than I ever thought I would. There is so much more to the Holocaust than the concentration camps.
One book in particular was very disturbing for me. I read the first chapter and just had to stop. It was brutally graphic and although I know the topic is important to understand, I chose not to continue. The mental images I had of that time was more than I could handle.
This Holocaust class has taught me so many lessons on hate, love, fear, helplessness, desperation and how the 'ordinary' person is capable of the unimaginable.
German Military History, however, was a tough class for me. Maybe if I had taken it by itself I'd applied more time toward it but in this case it took a back seat to the Holocaust class. I did well in it, as far as grading goes, but I worked hard for that grade, let me tell you.
Today I met the morning with a bit of a skip in my step, knowing I'm d.o.n.e with all my papers.
Thanks to those who gave me a "pep talk" when I whined about all the books I had to read.
* And remember, M., you're next* :)
And thanks to my sister who vicariously lived through each week a paper was due, texting and calling to see how I was doing. She may be about as happy as I am that the semester is over. ha!
|29 Books Later.....|