1.What would you have done if you were on the train?
Honestly, we have no idea. We were not on the train so we are not sure what we would do. We probably would have gone insane. Starving, cold, crowded, lonely, and not knowing where we were going, or what was going to happen to us, we would have gone insane.
2.When Mrs. Schachter saw the fire, was it a mental breakdown or was it a premonition? Defend your answer.
Both. She was dealing with a lot of grief from losing the majority of her family, which put her on the edge of losing her mind. On the other hand, you cannot ignore how accurate her visions and screams were. We think that without the mental breakdown, she could not have had the premonitions. She was under a lot of stress, which opened up her mind in weird ways and allowed her to have the premonitions.
3.What was going through the minds of the Jews when the doors of the train opened and they saw the flames from the crematorium? Were they in a state of mind to feel regret for their actions against Madame Schachter?
They were terrified to see the flames, and learn that everything that everyone had been telling them was true. They were shocked to see that Madame Schachter was right. They lost all hope in that moment. For a brief moment some probably did regret the way they treated Madame Schachter but then survival mode kicked in and Madame Schachter was forgotten and all they could think about was keeping themselves and their loved ones alive.
Constance Leavitt, Shelby Smith, Melanie Atwell, Whitney Gumm, Jordan Byrum