Critical Thinking/Discussion Questions - Charles Kahane

  1. Years later in his interview, Charles would say that without money and influence, obtaining a visa was nearly impossible.  How does this story show that immigration was very difficult for Jews, even with money and influence, even in the part of France that was not occupied by Germany?
  2. Charles Kahane's wife, Claire Kahane, also fled Belgium for the United States.  View Claire's film and discuss the similarities and differences between their stories.
  3. In what ways would youth be a strength as a refugee fleeing the Nazis? In what ways would it be a weakness?