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October 31, 2012

 

Integrity – to act according to what is right and wrong.

 

Other definitions throughout literature:

 In 1450, integrity is “wholeness, perfect condition.

 In 1548, a sense of “uncorrupted virtue.”

 

Famous Quotes of Integrity:

If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

 

“If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.”
Malcolm X

 

“In the end you should always do the right thing even if it's hard.”
Nicholas Sparks, The Last Song

“Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.”
Oprah Winfrey

 

Integrity is sometimes compromised to justify an end or to serve someone else’s sadistic plan.

In history, there were times that leaders did not act with integrity.  One leader in particular made a decision that is now considered to be “One of the darkest periods in world history - when men were taken to the dock to account for their crimes against humanity.”

The video that you are about to watch is a Holocaust Documentary. 

According to the article written by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, “Introduction to the Holocaust,” the Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of approximately six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. "Holocaust" is a word of Greek origin meaning "sacrifice by fire." The Nazis, who came to power in Germany in January 1933, believed that Germans were "racially superior" and that the Jews, deemed "inferior," were an alien threat to the so-called German racial community.

(Show the Holocaust video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aS98MAN3Xtg&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_mode=1&safe=active 

Holocaust Video

 

The next video is an excerpt of the Nuremburg trials, where Germany’s war leaders were placed on trial for their crimes against humanity.

As you watch the video, ask yourself, were the leaders just following orders of their leader, or should they have stood their ground between what is right and what is wrong?

 

(Show the Nuremberg Trial video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsOpcMFkrFs&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_mode=1&safe=active

 

The Nuremberg Trials