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The anecdote regarding the Holocaust was probably the most compelling, seeing as it shows that even Nazi soldiers had hearts and feelings, and were willing to put themselves within harms way in order to pay back someone else. It shows that though people were forced to do horrible things because of fear, they still have the human ability to show compassion. It shows us that humans are still able to break out of the prison of this fear, and this is a very uplifting idea. <---
I thought the story of Mr. Teszler in the south in the fifties was very compelling when he chose eight white men and eight black men as his workers. It reminded me of the movie, Remember the Titans with Denzel Washington. The blacks and whites hated each other, but the coach forced them to work together and be integrated rather than segregated. The coach in the movie said he would play the best players; color didn't matter. Mr. Teszler asked for the best workers; color didn't matter. With both incidents, the players/workers complained, but eventually got along and looked beyond their physical characteristics.
(Erich)-> I agree with this, though I don't think we should stress it too long, as Mr. Dunlap did not stress it much either, and it is not all-too-laden with description. Note "horrible things because of fear" - it might not be fear so much as, well, 'peer pressure' on a massive scale. Basically Germany was in the toilet and Hitler came along saying to all the youth (who were all pissed about the status of their country and society) "I'll fix it if you do what I say" and they went along with it. This is another point where we can spend some time on a nice little tangent about how people can be manipulated - as Hotler did, taking advantage of the situation and his excellent oratory skills.
It'd be great to tie this in with the bit by Dunlap at the end about endless curiosity and the idea of constantly wanting to "know"