THE WAVE is loosely based on an essay by Ron Jones that appeared in a WHOLE EARTH CATALOGUE some time in the early 1970s. I have never met Mr. Jones. I've been told that he is the teacher who did the experiment upon which the book and TV movie are based.
To be honest, I have always wondered if the 'real life' experiment conducted by Mr. Jones actually went as far as his essay alleges. At the same time I firmly believe that whether it did or not is entirely besides the point.
The point is the message of the story, which serves both as a reminder of what has passed and a warning regarding the future.
The murder of 6 million Jews (plus thousands of other "undesirables") may seen like a distant event from your life. But it isnĚt. Are you aware that similar massacres of innocent people continue to this day? In your lifetime it has happened in Eastern Europe and Africa.
To me, one of the most rewarding aspects of THE WAVE is knowing that it is required reading not only in your class, but in most of Germany as well.
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Good Luck! - Todd