Writing Prompts - Ruth Diamond

Prompt 1

Please watch the video of Ruth Diamond as she 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

Ruth Diamond worked in the Blizyn Slave Labor Camp; survivor Jacob Kilstein worked there briefly. Use Ruth and Jacob’s timelines to write an essay comparing and contrasting their experiences during the Holocaust. Cite from the film and transcript of both survivors as examples, including Ruth’s statement (1:00): “I didn’t have it too bad in camp…I was working…airplane parts.”