Critical Thinking/Discussion Questions - Yakov Kreymerman

1. Visually compare and contrast Raisa’s life and that of her husband Yakov by creating a family tree, a compare/contrast chart, or a graphic timeline.  You may use one of the examples below or create your own. Then, discuss and make note of your findings.

Examples of Graphic Organizers:


2. Even as a child before the war, Kreymerman recalls hearing “dirty Jew” screamed at him. After you have listened to his story, write an essay that both summarizes and analyzes how Kreymerman’s new found awareness of antisemitism affect his self-identity. Be sure to cite specific evidence to support your analysis from the film and transcript testimony.