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German 250 Week 6 Questions about History and Literature; about Anonymous Anti-Semitic Legends (Website); and  about Grimms, "The Jew in the Thornbush," "The Bright Sun Will Bring It To Light," "Saint  Joseph in the Forest;" and Wilhelm Grimm’s, "Dear Mili" 1. What seem to be the main differences between a work of history and a work of literature?  Can  you see areas in which the two might overlap?  If so, which?   2.  Do you think that literature that refers to a historical event has the burden of being historically accurate?  Does the type of historical event matter for your answer?  That is,  should certain literature that refers to catastrophic or even “inexplicable” historical events (say,  the Holocaust) be held to a different standard of accuracy than literature that refers to events that  were neither tragic nor catastrophic?  Why/why not?
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