Critical Thinking/Discussion Questions - Terry Moses Freudenthal

  1. Develop a list of at least five in-depth questions that are not addressed in this testimony about which you are curious. How could you find the answers to your questions? Research, answer, and include the references where you found these responses.


  1. Draw a chart comparing the experiences of Terry’s family with that of another survivor or refugee. Include at least 5 areas of comparison.


  1. Goethe, Lessing, and Wilhelm Busch are three authors that were from Wolfenbüttel. Click on the link below to read an excerpt from Terry Freudenthal’s transcript, you can read her memories about the people who made her city famous. Find examples of each of Goethe, Lessing, and Wilhelm Busch’s works. How do you believe the German population reconciled the propaganda about the inferiority of the Jewish mind with the examples produced by these men?

Terry Freudenthal's Transcript


  1.  Military Naturalization is an interesting concept given that many of the people who were naturalized this way were previously citizens of a country with which the US was at war. Find the number of citizens and their country of origin that used this method of naturalization between the years of 1930 and 1950. Create a chart or graph showing this information.