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From: Eve <>
Subject: Re: [DVHH] Name Changes - Nationality, citizenship, ethnic origin
Date: Wed, 6 Dec 2006 10:34:20 -0500
I have been looking into this off and on at the school I work at. I want to
find out about having someone come in and talk with the students - perhaps
you. I tend to run into trying to discuss it at the wrong time of year
(busy, like before Christmas). So I am hoping I will remember to do this
right after the first of the year this time and not too close to the end of
the school year. I am in a very lower elementary building (preK-2) so
probably not the ones to lecture to, even when we had up to grade 5 it was
rather iffy when I spoke with the teachers. What is the grade level you
think would be appropriate? Might help me in knowing who to address next
time - although I am thinking of going to the BIG cheese (superintendent)
On 12/6/06, Katherine Flotz <> wrote:
> Dear Eve: Whenever we lecture about our book "A Pebble in my Shoe", we
> get the same reaction. "We never knew about this" and "Who was that Tito".
> The questions go on and on. That is why George and I find it so rewarding
> when we get invited to speak and are able to "open the doors" to that
> unknown ethnic cleansing.
> Katherine Flotz
> *Eve <>* wrote:
> > But I still remember the anger with which the adults spoke of Tito and
> > Partisans.
> > This is so very true. Even today - when the subject is discussed with my
> parents or when I interviewed my aunt. Anger mixed with fear. How sad -
> then add to it that so many people are totally unaware of any of this. We
> just have to do what we can to make a difference and change that.
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