Reviews for Anthem
Daphne.Claire chapter 1 . 6/23/2012
Beautifully written, such a strong message.
buznuz1 chapter 1 . 7/18/2011
This is beautiful

Its touching without being a guilt piece

and it actually makes me sort-of understand

what you feel. As someone whose family was

also lost in the war, albeit, on the other

side I think this is a really good piece.

My mother (who is a proud German Jew) told

me stories about this and how first it was

taught as if the children were directly

responsible for the acts of their parents.

But like in any legal case, you cannot

blame children for their parents actions.
SQA chapter 1 . 6/20/2011
This is very very good. I particularly like the final six lines. It draws the attention to what is so easily overlooked - especially in an allied country.

Nazi Germany is always remembered, all the Jews' lives that were perished are remembered. Other peoples', other civilizations', other cultures, other traditions, other countries' faults are so easily condemned and biased upon (the Arab countries, as I said Nazi Germany, Iran, the African dictatorships - Sudan, Zimbabwe); but what about the atrocities committed by the very people that so easily judge others yet just as easily ignore their own faults?

Your final six lines drew the emphasis back to just as important, if not more, factors and periods in time that should never be a) forgiven, and b) never be forgotten.

Well done.
Erlkoenigin chapter 1 . 6/17/2011
Dazu kommt noch die Ausrottung der Indianer, Sklaverei und lange Unterdr├╝ckung der schwarzen Bev├Âlkerung, aber gegen Selbstgerechtigkeit ist kein Kraut gewachsen.