Critical Thinking/Discussion Questions - Mark Blank
- Mark Blank’s timeline from 1938–1944 provides an account of what his family experienced as the Germans invaded his town in Ukraine. Read the timeline passages. What do you visualize, or see in your mind, as you read? Record your sensory impressions. What do you hear? What do you smell? What specific text inspired these images? Explain your imagery and reasoning.
- Using Mark Blank’s timeline focus on the third and fourth “paragraphs” under the 1938 date beginning with, “Arriving back home…” How did Mark’s memories of his home prior to 1938 compare with his reality when he arrived back home?
- Use the transcript of Mark Blank together with the information about “Daily Life in the Ghetto” from the link below, to complete a Compare/Contrast Chart about his daily life.
(n.d.). Retrieved April 29, 2017, from http://www.yadvashem.org/holocaust/about/ghettos/daily-life