Directions: Watch the video, Inside Hana’s Suitcase. Respond to the following questions in your own words and in complete sentences. Here is the link: https://tubitv.com/movies/314076/inside_hanas_suitcase.
Source: Weinstein, L. (Producer). (2009). Inside Hana’s Suitcase. CBC Television.
1. Why was the Holocaust Education Research Center in Tokyo established? According to Ishioka, what can people learn about the process that led to the genocide?
2. What information did Hana’s suitcase provide about Hana?
3. In the film, George Brady described the restrictions placed on Jews after the Nazis occupied Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic) in 1939. What were the restrictions?
4. George and Hana were saddened that they were not allowed to attend school. What profession did Hana hope to enter?
5. How did George and Anna Hanušová-Flachová describe conditions at Terezin?
6. What did the children draw and paint?
7. At the Terezin Museum, the curator showed Ishioka a transport list of 90,000 names. Next to Hana’s name, there was a check mark. What did the check mark mean? Fumiko also saw a name with a box around it. Whose name had a box around it, and what did the box mean?
8. How did George describe the transport from Terezin to Auschwitz? What happened upon his arrival?
9. How old was Hana when she was killed in Auschwitz?
10. How did George’s relationship with Fumiko and her students in Japan help George heal?
11. What is Hana’s memorial?
Directions: Read Ellie Wiesel’s book, Night. In complete sentences and your own words, please respond to each question below. Integrate evidence from the book to support your answers. Night is available in the bookstore and through Amazon.com.
Source: Wiesel, E. (1956/2006). Night. New York: Hill and Wang.
1. After the Nazi`s arrested the Jewish leaders of Sighet, they issued edicts. What restrictions and requirements were imposed on the Jewish community?
2. Describe the scene that Wiesel saw upon his arrival at Birkenau.
3. Wiesel wrote, "In a few seconds, we had ceased to be men." (p. 37) Describe how Wiesel and other Jews were dehumanized in Birkenau.
4. At Buna, Wiesel’s teeth and those of other prisoners were inspected by a dentist. What was the purpose of the exams?
5. In Buna, Wiesel wrote about public hangings for stealing, engaging in sabotage, and possessing weapons. What were Wiesel and other prisoners required to do during and after the hangings?
6. As the Russian army neared Buna, the prisoners were forcibly marched to Buchenwald. What happened to the people who had been left in the infirmary at Buna?
7. "We were the master`s of nature, the masters of the world. We had transcended everything - death, fatigue, our natural needs. We were stronger than cold and hunger, stronger than the guns and the desire to die, doomed and rootless, nothing but numbers, we were the only men on earth." (p. 87). Describe the forced march to Gleiwitz. What happened?
8. What factors contributed to the death of Wiesel`s father?
9. How did the resistance at Buchenwald help Wiesel and others survive in April 1945?
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