Writing Prompts - William Klein

Prompt 1

Please watch the film of William Klein. Several central ideas or themes arise during the interview. After you have read and listened to his story, determine one central idea from the video and write an essay. In this essay analyze how this idea emerges, is shaped, and refined by using specific details from the film. Cite strong and thorough evidence from the film to support this analysis.

Prompt 2

Two Tennesseans, William Klein and Sam Weinreich are survivors of Auschwitz. Construct a timeline with Klein’s events on one side and Weinreich’s events on the other side, to graphically show these survivor’s experiences. Then use your research to write a compare-contrast essay about how these two experiences in Auschwitz were alike and different. Cite compelling quotations from film and transcription testimony from both William Klein and Sam Weinreich.