Writing Prompts - Max Notowitz

Prompt 1

Please watch the film of Max Notowitz as he discusses several central ideas. Determine one central idea from the video and write an essay that both summarizes and analyzes how that central idea is developed over the course of the video, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details. Cite strong and thorough evidence from the video to support your analysis.

Prompt 2

Max Notowitz addressed being robbed of his growing up years. Compare the words written below by the Anonymous Girl from Alexandra Zapruder’s Salvaged Pages to Max's description that his life was different without having the transition experiences from child to teenager to adult. Write an essay that compares and contrasts these two childhood experiences as a result of the Holocaust. Be sure to cite strong and thorough evidence drawing on your own experiences in comparison to both the Anoynmous Girl and Max's descriptions to support your argument.

“Why isn’t there anyone who would guide me, why can’t anyone teach me?” -taken from the Anonymous Girl from Alexandra Zapruder’s Salvaged Pages (p. 238):