Writing Prompts - Clark Blatteis

Prompt 1

Please watch the film of Clark Blatteis as he discusses several central ideas. Determine one central idea from the film and write an essay that both summarizes and analyzes how that central idea is developed over the course of the film, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details. Cite strong and thorough evidence from the film to support your analysis.

Prompt 2

View the film testimony in which Clark describes how his father was arrested and sent to Buchenwald and Dachau (2:19-3:47). Click the link below and identify the human rights that were violated according to the “United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights”, which were adopted on December 10, 1948. Write an essay that compares the Blatteis family experiences with one other survivor’s account of the Holocaust. Be sure to cite strong and thorough evidence from both sources to support your argument.

UN Declaration of Human Rights

Student Resource Sheet on Human Rights and Refugees: Universal Declaration of Human Rights (abbreviated). (n.d.). University of Minnesota Peace and Environment Resource Centre.