“What are my values?” is not always a question that we think consciously about, but assume we know intuitively – perhaps best recognized when we encounter something that goes against our sense of what is right or just. In this insight activity, you’ll be asked to complete a quiz that identifies a hierarchy of your values and from that, you’ll consider how these could be challenged under the duress of the camp. These are the questions we’ll grapple with for the following discussion.
You can make a list of your values. Provide at least three, or alternatively, you can sign up to take the free personality test survey on character strengths to find out your strengths (values).
Consider the top three strengths (values) and how those would be challenged under the duress of the camp. What does Levi (Primo Levi’s Survival in Auschwitz) describe that would challenge these and what is needed to be able to live in accordance with these values?