Writing Prompts - Lea Slomovic Naft

Prompt 1

In the film (6:04), Lea described seeing her parents in Auschwitz after she had been given a prison uniform and her head had been shaved. They did not recognize her. What is the emotional toll of having your identity altered to the point of not being recognized by your own parents?

Write an essay that both summarizes and analyzes how Lea’s sense of identity is shaped and impacted by her survival during the Holocaust. Cite strong and thorough evidence from the video to support your analysis.

Prompt 2

Watch the following film clip of Romanian Jews being deported from their homes, “Deportation of Jews from Balti, Bessarabia.”


(n.d.). Retrieved April 29, 2017, from https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/media_fi.php?ModuleId=10005466&MediaId=2335

Write an essay that compares and contrasts Lea’s story with the video clip related to life in Romania during the Holocaust. Be sure to cite strong and thorough evidence from both sources to support your argument.