Critical Thinking/Discussion Questions - Jack Seidner

1. Please use the link below to watch the historical film footage of Jews being deported from Bessarabia, and read the description provided with the footage:

Does the film clip depict scenes similar to Jack Seidner’s testimony of his own forced deportation? Compare descriptions of Jack’s forced march to the footage, and chart the similarities. How does the film’s informational text confirm Jack’s testimony?

2. Please use the links below to read the following three short biographies of Romanian Jews and their experience in the Holocaust. For each biography, find two similarities with Jack Seidner’s story, and two differences.

What do these testimonies tell you about the plight of Jews in Romania during the Holocaust?