Monday, October 13, 2008

"Fire! I see a fire!" Chapter Two

I am much amazed with what I see going on here in our BDB blog. Most of you are posting some quality responses demonstrating some well discussed answers. However, the comments, while fairly accurate in context, become quite redundant after reading virtually the same comment over and over. Mrs. Bethune and I will do something to prevent this from happening. I would like to also mention, that when someone or several people comment in a way that suggests a disagreement with something posted to look at this as an opportunity for discussion. Many questions require you to figure out on your own what happens within a series of events when some details are left out. In this light, when question are truthfully engaged there are no 100% right or wrong answers.

Keep up the good work!

For today's post, answer two of the following questions/prompts:

1. Describe Mrs. Schacter's son's thoughts as he watches his mother on the train and others' reactions to her.
2. Did the Jew's treat Mrs. Schacter appropriately? What could they have done differently?
3. Why do the Jews so quickly reject Mrs. Schacter but just as quickly believe the news from the men who gathered water? How do they feel when the cattlecar doors are opened in Birkenau?

Everyone should post a picture of a cattle car that illustrates Jews arriving at a camp.

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