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Unformatted text preview: Rachel Golub 10/19/07 Document Analysis Title: Work protects us from Annihilation (speech) Author: Mordecai Chaim Rumkowski Written: March 2 nd , 1942 Background Info on Author: Polish-Jewish industrialist + Zionist activist Head of the Judenrat in the Lodz ghetto Had direct responsibility for providing heat, work, food, housing and health + welfare services to the ghetto population Best known for his speech, Give Me Your Children Him and his family were eventually deported to Auschwitz, where they died in August 1944 Intended Audience: The Jews in the Lodz Ghetto This speech was delivered in the House of Culture to an invited audience of administrators, factory managers, and Rumkowskis advisers. Intended Message: Making the Jewish ghetto useful to its German masters was the communitys path to survival. Boosting the industrial productivity in ghetto life would make the Jews economically indispensable to the Germans Main Points of Speech:...
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