Writing Prompts - Claire Kahane

Prompt 1

"This is how we spent our lives, really. ...I remember my life...of going to consuls and trying to help the other members of our family get to the United States."

After viewing Claire’s documentary, write an essay that discusses the factors that led Claire Kahane's family to leave Europe, and what obstacles they had to overcome. Include specific quotes and moments from the interview video and/or transcript to support your answer.

Prompt 2

What evidence do you find in Claire’s testimony that points to the importance and strength in family ties during times of crisis? Write an essay that compares and contrasts her experience with examples from other survivors, and support your answer with evidence from one or more interviews and other appropriate sources.