Critical Thinking/Discussion Questions - Ida Kilstein

1.  This interview with Ms. Kilstein is approximately 60 years after the liberation. Clearly, she has difficulty talking and says several times that she doesn’t remember or is confused. Describe several factors that possibly contribute to her confusion or memory loss.

2.  Think about the range of humiliating circumstances in the concentration camps.  There seems to be no end to the humiliation; how would someone like Ida Kilstein survive?