Following the end of World War II, this letter was found in a Nazi concentration camp, containing the following message addressed to teachers:
“Dear teacher, I am a concentration camp survivor.” My eyes have seen what no one needs to see.
Gas chambers built by qualified engineers.
Children poisoned by qualified doctors.
Babies being killed by trained nurses.
Women and children killed and burned by alumni
So, I have my suspicions about education.
My request: Help students become human beings. Your efforts should never produce trained monsters or experienced psychopaths. Reading, writing and knowledge of arithmetic will be important only if they make our children more human.