Critical Thinking/Discussion Questions - Harry Snodgrass

  1. In what ways were Harry’s experience confronting death at Buchenwald different from his time in combat? Listen to this audio file of BBC reporter Edward Ward’s account. Compare the two testimonies.
  2. Harry struggles with the complacency of the local townspeople living near the camp when he states: “They saw the trains going in but no one saw them leave. If they say they didn't know what was happening, they were lying." How does the following quotation from Albert Einstein relate to Harry’s statement: “The world is too dangerous to live in-not because of the people who do evil, but because of the people who sit and let it happen”?