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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 Rumkowski’s advisers. Intended Message: • Making the Jewish ghetto useful to its German masters was the community’s 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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- The Holocaust, Lodz, lodz ghetto, Mordecai Chaim Rumkowski, ghetto Work card