Writing Prompts - Menachem Limor

Prompt 1

“Hundreds of people were crammed into these cattle cars. No food or water...we could barely sit. We melted snow to drink,” recalls Menachem Limor, who was on the train for five days on his way to Buchenwald.

Write an essay that both summarizes and analyzes how this quote relates to the deliberate and systematic efforts of the Nazis to dehumanize their victims as reflected in his story. Cite strong and thorough evidence from the film to support your analysis.

Prompt 2

Please watch the filmed testimony of Menachem Limor. Write an essay that compares and contrasts Menachem’s experience in the ghetto with other survivor experiences in ghettos during the Holocaust. Be sure to cite strong and thorough evidence from both sources to support your argument.