Writing Prompts - Paula Kelman

Prompt 1

Please watch the film of Paula Kelman. In the film, Kelman mentions in her interview that people were selected for “work” and then disappeared. The Nazis used the following euphemisms to refer to the killing of Jews when transporting them to the death camps: evacuation, the Final Solution, liquidated, resettlement, special actions, and treated appropriately. Why do you think they used these terms?

Prompt 2

Write an essay that compares and contrasts Paula Kelman’s and Livia Bitton-Jackson’s childhood experiences as a result of the Holocaust. Be sure to cite strong and thorough evidence from both sources to support your argument. Click on the button below to view Livia Bitton-Jackson's film.