by Elie Wiesel

1999

Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.

This week in class, we’re reading "Elie Wiesel’s “The Perils of Indifference” Speech" by Elie Wiesel.

In “Elie Wiesel’s ‘The Perils of Indifference’ Speech,” the Holocaust survivor discusses the consequences of acting indifferently towards the suffering of others.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Comedy & Tragedy, Community, Morality, and Social Pressure as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"Why do people follow the crowd?", "What can we learn from tragedy?", "What is good and how do we know?", and "What is the importance of community?"

Ways to support your child: