Critical Thinking/Discussion Questions - Herman Lowenstein

  1. Is forgiveness (or lack thereof) an important element of a discussion of the Holocaust?  Why or why not?
  2. Rescue can take many forms. What ways did people play the role of a rescuer?
  3. Herman was invited to return to Germany and discuss the Holocaust with residents in his home town, where he said, [7:08] "I'm here to build some bridges if I can.  Maybe if I'd been sent to a concentration camp, maybe I couldn't have said that."  Discuss how his experience and attitude differs from that of liberator Harry Snodgrass, who said "I hated the Germans."  Both attitudes are understandable based on their experiences.  City strong and thorough evidence from the videos to support your analysis.