Inspired by Joe Rubinstein's Story: Ames High School | Alyssa
Inspired by Joe's Story:
"Joe faced a lot of challenges and choices after being released from his final concentration camp. I decided to draw Joe facing all of his choices because choices mean a lot to me. I realized a long time ago that certain choices can change your future and can change who you are and where you end up. I think that making the right choice was such a big deal to Joe because he also knew that your choices now would lead you to your future. In my picture I included different colors which symbolized different emotions. I made Joe appear as gray to show his neutrality of which choice to choose. Joe didn’t know where each choice would take him, so he remained neutral to all the options. I made the happy words on the left in orange. I did this because orange symbolizes energy and happiness. I made the sad words on the right in black. I did this because black symbolizes mystery and evil. Overall, I think Joe was very wise to think through each choice and what they would provide for him before he followed through with one of them."
Ames High School Student, (English Teacher: Trish Johnson)
The above post was submitted by a reader after being inspired by the Joe Rubinstein’s story, Auschwitz #34207. Joe’s story is one of faith, hope and love…and never giving in to despair. Although he lost nearly everything a person can lose, Jose found a way to live (and continues to live) an extraordinary, joy-filled life. Joe’s journey continues to this day though people finding hope and inspiration by his example.
Please become a part of Joe’s Journey by sharing the ways his story has touched you, so you can inspire others to live a joy-filled life.
–Nancy Sprowell Geise