Critical Thinking/Discussion Questions - Irvin Limor

  1. “You see, you asked me about my education. My education was the concentration camps.  This was my education.” Irvin was in charge of a machine that put powder into bullets. He was the only one who could fix the machine when it broke down. He would make the machine stop if someone needed a family kept from the transport. Once the person’s family was safe, the machine worked again.

    What does it mean to be an educated person? Can one be considered educated without formal schooling?

  2. How do you think Irvin’s experiences in the ghetto impacted his life after the Holocaust? Describe with specific examples.