Midterm Terms

Midterm Terms - Cailin Johnson-Smart May 1st 2007 Andrea...

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Cailin Johnson-Smart May 1 st 2007 Andrea Wang Section C Terms 1. Pogrom is the Russian word for destroying and stealing property. Pogroms are directed towards religious groups and it is what the Nazi’s did towards Jewish businesses and houses. In Dry Tears when Nechama’s family drove by their house after the war, all they found was ruins. “Bombs must have demolished the entire street” (Tec 216). 2. Krysia is a false identity which author Nechama Tec had to identify by in order to hide from the Nazi’s that she is Jewish. Krysia was the name on the identification papers that the Nazi’s could demand at all times. Even though Nechama was blond and had blue eyes, she still had to change her name to hide. 3. Hier Ist Kein Warum translates to “there is no why here.” Levi was reaching out to grab an icicle in hopes of quenching his thirst when a guard replies in this phrase as he takes away the icicle. “The explanation is repugnant but simple: in this place everything is forbidden, not for the hidden reasons, but because the camp has been created for that
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