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Night—whole book except the introductionRuth Kluger: acculturated Jew, has incorporated parts the Jewish culture-Grew up in a German speaking, German literature, German music…-Religious life: observant only to a certain degree, did not see all aspects of Jewish law…-Book begins in the German take over of Austria 1938Eli Wisel: knows the local languages, but everyday language is Yiddish-there whole life (family) is Jewish, Jewish religion, customs, and everyday life-when he put into the Holocaust, you can see how their upbringing influenced the holocaust-first 5 pages…-he is in hungary and isolated from things until 1944Q:1how a victim experienced events, at some time period-Do not cover entire time frame-Examine someone and put them in the timeline of what1933-1939: Nazi’s enacted various policies to get Jews to emigrateConcentration camps: put men into the camps… what was the purpose of only putting the men?
How did the Nazi’s define who was a Jew?
InHolocaust: A History,Dwork and van Pelt write on page 211: “What ultimately happened did not occurdue to some slippery slope, or an inexorable series of events. History is not fated; it is enacted step bystep, person by person, moment by moment.” Dwork and van Pelt’s comments refer to the Germans’development of territorial plans for a reservation for Polish Jews in 1939 and 1940, a strategy that theywould not have pursued if they had yet decided to murder these captives. The latter decision unfoldedover the course of 1941 – first to kill the Jews on territory seized from the Soviet Union, then to extendthe killings to all European Jews living under German rule or influence. Thus the Nazi leaderships’choices and actions to commit genocide were not “inevitable,” but consisted of deliberate steps. Thisexample of the unfolding nature of the historical process helps us to understand the uncertain environmentthat Jews faced during the Holocaust.Prepare an analysis of one Jew in a specific place during a particular time period between the years 1933to 1945, examining how they navigated the persecution and violence that the Nazis inflicted upon theirlives. The person you choose can include Ruth Kluger, Elie Wiesel, the individual you studied for yourterm paper project,oranother individual. Your analysis should place their choices and actions intohistorical context. Your response will be assessed by its depth of analysis, so you can (and should) focuson a limited span of yearsFrom Chapter Six (133–158):

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