Study Guide 2011

3 in the film the nazi commandant goeth describes

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3. In the film, the Nazi commandant Goeth describes Jewish people as "vermin" and as "rats." In this depiction of the Jews, Goeth is following the tenets of Nazi propaganda which were ceaselessly pounded into the minds of people in Nazi Germany and in the occupied territories. Why did the Nazis depict the Jews as "vermin" and as "rats?" What purpose did it serve them? I chose Question #_________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________
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__________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ ONLY ANSWER 1 - Please take notice that there are questions within the question!! Each answer is worth 10 points Discussion Question s : 4. At the beginning of the war Schindler was a greedy high living war profiteer anxious to profit from the misfortune of the Jews. By the end of the war, what was his attitude toward money? What made him change? 5. Describe the personal relationship that developed between Itzhak Stern and Schindler? The role of Itzhak Stern is crucial. How does Stern, an accountant, first open the doors for the possibility of Jewish rescue at Schindler's factory? What examples are there in the film of Itzhak Stern (Ben Kingsley) nudging Schindler in the direction of rescue 6. What was Schindler doing when he talked to Amon Goeth about power and told him that refraining from imposing punishment showed greater power than imposing it? Did Schindler's tactic work? Why not? What was the film trying to tell us through this series of incidents?
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