The Sunflower Theme

Updated: 10/8/2018
The Sunflower Theme
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The Sunflower Lesson Plans

The Sunflower by Simon Wiesenthal

Lesson Plans by Rebecca Ray

The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness by Simon Wiesenthal combines a memoir and a symposium on an event that occurred while he was held captive in a Nazi concentration camp.


The Sunflower

Storyboard Description

The Sunflower Theme Graphic Organizer Simon Wiesenthal

Storyboard Text

  • The Sunflower
  • Silence
  • EXAMPLE 1
  • EXAMPLE 2
  • EXAMPLE 3
  • EXAMPLE 4
  • After Karl tells Simon his story, he asks for forgiveness. In response to Karl's question, Simon walks away in silence.
  • Karl describes the silence he experienced after his father boycotted him for joining the Hitler youth.
  • Simon went to Karl’s home after the war. When his mother discussed her 'good boy' instead of tarnishing her memory of him, he sat in silence.
  • Simon discusses the silence of God often with Arthur and Josek. They believe that God is absent in their time of need, thus His silence for the Jewish people.