Ben Dunlap Discusses the Impact of His Hungarian Mentor

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Wofford College president Ben Dunlap found inspiration in Sandor Teszler. Sandor was a Hungarian Holocaust survivor. He taught Ben about passionate living and lifelong learning. This video tells his story.

Additional Resources:

  • Check out this website to read Sandor’s memoir!
  • Check out the Wofford College website to learn about their Sandor Teszler Award!

Topics for Discussion:

  • What were the most courageous actions Sandor Teszler took in his life? What would you have done in those situations?
  • Where did Sandor show the most compassion?
  • Why do you think Sandor still took classes well into his 80s?

Take Action:

  • Sandor lived his life standing up for what was right even in adversity. Stand up for what YOU know is right, just like Sandor did!
  • Sandor never got tired of learning new things. See if you can learn something new every day!

Teacher Features:

  • Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for elementary school students.
  • Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for middle school students.

 

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