Writing Prompts - Sam Weinreich

Prompt 1

Please watch the film of Sam Weinreich.  Weinreich discussed several central ideas.  After you have watched, determine one central idea from the film and write an essay that both summarizes and analyzes how that central idea is developed over the course of the film, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details.  Cite strong and thorough evidence from the film to support your analysis.

Prompt 2

Sam describes extreme hunger while living in the Ghetto and Camps. Click the links below to read the following diary entries written by an anonymous girl and boy who were living in the Lodz and Littsmanstadd Ghettos. Based on these accounts, write an essay that compares and contrasts the experiences of extreme hunger described by Sam and these two diarists. Be sure to cite strong and thorough evidence from both sources to support your analysis.

Excerpt from Salvaged Pages by Alexander Zapruder Anonymous Girl

Excerpt from Salvaged Pages by Alexander Zapruder-Anonymous Boy