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Sara Paige YoungJS 211Professor GillermanDecember 2018Final Writing AssignmentPart I: Primary SourcesFor this section choose any two primary sources, preferably two that can be easily contrasted andoutline how you would answer a question on the final.For the outline ensure you hit the mainpoints such as the basic information: author, purpose, date and historical context.Then outlinehow they shed light on the historical period in which they were written and the phenomena theyrepresent.Warsaw Diary of Chaim Kaplana.Written by Chaim Kaplan, a school teacher who founded a Hebrew elementary school,where he was principal for forty years.b.Purposed.Historical context:
e.How the dairy shed light on the historical period/ phenomena
ii.Kaplan describes how the ghetto was firstseparated by guards posting at theborder and eventually walls were built to make ghetto a closed communityiii.He describes everyday life in the ghetto-- people firstwere fearful and panicked,but later became accustomed to the cruelty and discrimination of life in the ghettoiv.He talks about the effect the ghetto had on Polish Jews- with only each other torely on, inhabitants of the ghetto felt like they were responsible to take care ofeach other. Social action was diffused through all levels of the community in theghetto.v.The Jews formed a functioning community in the ghetto--everyone took uponpublic duty in their courtyard. Each courtyard committee was divided intoreporting subcommittees and each subcommittee was again divided so thateveryone had a rolevi.In the ghettos schooling of children was forbidden, however Kaplan details howJewish children are still secretly learning. Inhabitants often used children tosmuggle food from the outside world.

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The Holocaust, Chaim Kaplan

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