Writing Prompts - Erika Sigel

Prompt 1

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

Prompt 2

“As a child I had a best friend who wasn't Jewish,” recalls Erika Sigel. “I was like a member of her family until Hitler came into power with all his lies. They shut the door on me and our relationship forever after that.”

Write an essay that compares and contrasts Erika’s experience reflected in the above quotation with the intent of the Nuremburg laws passed in 1935. Click the link below to learn more about the Nuremberg Race Laws. Be sure to cite strong and thorough evidence from both sources to support your argument.

Nuremberg Race Laws