Writing Prompts - Lore Oppenheim

Prompt 1

Near the end of her filmed testimony, Lore stated: “You can be a normal person even though conditions were adverse. You can survive it; you can overcome it and eventually come out okay.” Here, Lore emphasized overcoming the past, but she also places an importance on keeping the memory of the Holocaust alive. How do you think she achieved such a balance between overcoming and remembering? Review her timeline, filmed testimony and transcript and use specific events and citations to support your answer.

Prompt 2

Please watch the film of Lore Oppenheim. Determine one central idea from the film and write an essay that both summarizes and analyzes how that central idea is developed over the course of the film, including how it emerged and was shaped and refined by specific details. Cite strong and thorough evidence from the film to support your analysis.

Prompt 3

Identity is of upmost importance during the teenage years, and Lore discussed the impact restrictions on Jews had on her developing education and identity. Why do you think education was so important to Lore?  Cite strong and thorough evidence from the film and transcript to support your analysis.