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EXAM QUESTIONS

THE HOLOCAUST AND BEYOND


130 points required
due Monday December 21 (at end of class)

1.
Using the documentary, the book, or researched information, cite examples
of the fact that not all people in any situation where persecution of the Jews was
taking place were part of the persecution. Give specific examples of what people did
to help rather than hurt. (20 points)
In the book night, the doctor was persecuted for helping the Jews. He was
not a Jew, but he helped them out and got in trouble because he was not
suppose to but did anyway. The doctor helped people instead of hurting
them because he was an overall good person. Another person in the book
who helped was the boy who told Ellie that he was to say he was eighteen.
He did this act and it saved Ellie's life, he did not necessarily have to do
this but he wanted to help instead of hurt Ellie. In the documentary with
Kitty there was a lot of helping going on and that is a main reason of how
she survived. Kitty said that there were groups of four people that all had
connections somewhere different. They would then use these connections
to make sure that everyone got what they needed to live. Kitty also
explained how if the people who gave out soup or was in charge of the
bathroom liked you, you could get a little bit extra food and drink. This
was a rare happening, but it still showed that not everyone was evil, and
some people were willing to help out. In research we have done and with
my previous research I found that a lot of people felt bad for the Jews and
did little meaningful things for them to make sure they lived longer. Even
knowing that they were putting themselves in danger.
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2.
Do the necessary research and describe the events after World War II that
led to the founding of the Jewish State of Israel. (15 points)
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Explain some of the situations in the Mideast that have kept that part of the
world in a constant state of tension since 1948. (20 points)

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4.
Create and submit a Cut and Paste poem based on the novel Night.
Include the page numbers when you create the poem. (20 points)
The wheels began to grind. We were on our way

pg. 20

they screamed Faster! Faster! Get on with you, lazy swine!

pg. 17

but he couldn't he was slumped over dead


Then a lady screamed Fire! I can see fire! I can see fire!
Never shall I forget those flames which consumed my faith forever

pg. 91
pg. 22
pg. 32

New poem

The iron gate closed behind us


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On the door the plaque read "Work is liberty"

pg.
pg. 43

"Faster" shouted our guards. "the faster you run, the sooner you go to bed" pg. 38
They worked us until we could not work anymore
Days passed... and nothing
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pg. 53
pg.

New poem
God is testing
us

pg. 42

I pray to God within me that He will give me strength to ask Him the right questions
pg. 3
Oh God, Lord of the Universe, take pity upon us in Thy great mercy
Pg.17

Poor Father! Of what then did you


die?

pg. 9

Tell us what happened? ! Say


something!!

pg. 11

New poem

I didn't move. I was


afraid.

pg. 106

Your crushing me...


mercy!

pg.88

To make things worse I was hungry and tired


pg.91
We were driven out of the barracks. We threw our stuff over our shoulders
pg.91
I almost fell but I thought Not here... Get up... almost there
pg.84
SO YOU DID SEVERAL POEMS? OKAY, I GUESS!! +20

5.
Find the lyrics of any song(s) that deal with the war in Iraq. Analyze the
lyrics to show how they apply to the war. Give your personal reaction to the lyrics.
(10 points/song to a max of 40)
Anti-Flag - "Operation Iraqi Liberation (O.I.L.)"- this song is an attack on
President Bush giving him a hard time and attacking him for his choices
about war. The lyrics are strong passionate and rough because the song is
very harsh and targets the mistakes that the president has made and how
it started war, and the effect it has had on the people. Some key lyrics are
"This tribute, this salute" "Cold hard facts one can't refute" "Can kill better
than ice is cold". These key lyrics just show the harshness in Justin Sane's
voice and the way he feels he describes passionately in this song.

The Offspring - "Baghdad"- This song paints a picture or demonstrates the


times of compilations and mobilizations in the Rock ages against Bush.

this song was the exact things that were happening during war in Iraq.
The strong lyrics "Soon America may find" "Where the casualty is just a
number". This are sad because they started to become true in a hard time
with wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Michael Franti & Spearhead - "Light Up Ya' Lighter"- This song was used as
protest music. The lyrics are strong and influence people to rise up and to
stand up for what they believe is right. One of the people who wrote this
song actually spent time in Iraq and the wars in Iraq. His lyrics show his
experiences and words that motivated people to help out. "So, come on,
sign up, come on" "This one's nothing like Vietnam".

Zack de la Rocha - "March of Death"- This was a very hard vicious song. It
describes war and the result of war many of deaths is very gorey. The
singer sand this song very viciously as if he was screaming at everyone. It
describes how going to war is like marching to your death. His lyrics like
"Here it comes the sound of terror from above" "The poor lined up to kill in
desert slums"

I NEED A BIT MORE OF THE LYRICS TO KNOW HOW APPROPRIATE YOUR


COMMENTS ARE...
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6.
There are several parts of Wiesel's story that make it clear that the Jewish
community of Sighet (and probably most places) was simply not willing to recognize
the danger it was in. Cite as many specific examples of this undying attitude of
hope and acceptance that you can find throughout the novel. (20 points)
A lot of things gave people in cities like Sighet hope that they were not
actually in danger. On page 6 it says that people said: "The Russian
Army's making gigantic strides forward... Hitler wont be able to do us any
harm." This is what people heard so they thought that soon the Germans
would be defeated so there was nothing to worry about. People tried to be
as optimistic as they could with saying "The Germans won't get as far as
this. They'll stay in Budapest." The thing that made Jewish cities feel safe
was the way the Germans came in... On page 7 when the Germans first
come Ellie says that "Our first impressions of the Germans were most
reassuring. The officers were billeted in private houses, even in the homes
of the Jews. Their attitudes toward their hosts were distant, but polite."
The Germans seemed as if they were trying to get the Jewish people's

trust and to get them to think the Germans were not that bad after all.
Also the Jews tried to never lose hope. During the ghettos and during the
beginning of the concentration camps the Jews continued to pray and tell
themselves that God has a plan for them, and he is actually helping them
out.
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7.
Discuss the music of the Holocaust in terms of its moods and purpose. (15
points).
The music of the Holocaust was not meant for joy or enjoyment. IT was
dark music with a slow solemn beat. It was used for marching and keeping
the Jews on track as they went from camp to camp. The music was gloomy
and low beat as if the Germans wanted to make the Jewish people feel sad
and lonely and give up. The purposes were for marching and making sure
everyone stayed on pace and also to make them feel sad because music
has an effect of your attitude. The Germans tried everything they could to
weaken the Jews and make them lose hope. Music was an easy way to get
inside the Jewish people's heads and try to convince them that nothing for
them anymore will every be joyful and happy. That their lives now will be
full of sadness, loneliness, and without hope or faith. Only one camp that
we learned about actually played music for enjoyment and let the Jews
create their own music and art.
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8.
Find the names of the various concentration camps and describe each
according to purpose, size and outcome. (20 points)

Name

Purpose

Location

Outcome

Auschwitz

Annihilation/ forced
labor

Poland

Liberation (USSR)

BergenBelsen

Holding Center

Germany

Liberation (UK)

Chelmno

Annihilation

Poland

Liquidation was
destroyed

Dachau

Forced Labor

Germany

Liberation (USA)

Belzec

Annihilation

Flossenburg Forced Labor

Poland

Liquidation

Germany

Liberation (USA)

Janowska

Annihilation Forced
Labor

Ukraine

Liquidation

Plaszow

Forced Labor

Poland

Liquidation

Germany

Liberation (USSR)

Ravensbruck Forced Labor

Terezin

Holding Center/
Transit

Czech
Republic

Liberation (USSR)

Stutthof

Forced Labor

Poland

Liberation (USSR)

Westerbork

Transit

Netherlands

Liberation (Canada)

Sobibor

Annihilation

Poland

Liquidation

Oranienburg Holding Center

Germany

Liquidation

Kaiserwald

Latvia

Liqidation

Forced Labor

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9.

Trace the changes in Elie's faith throughout the novel. (15 points)

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10.
List the phrases used in the novel to convey the idea of the injustice that is inflicted
upon the Jewish people. Include the page number when you make the list.(20 points)
"Faster! Faster! Get on with you, lazy swine! (pg.17) the Germans dont even call people
their names just bad words.They dont respect the Jewish people.
"Those of you who still have gold, silver, or watches must give them up now" (pg.21) this
is an example because the Germans took all the Jewish people's possessions for no
better reason then o hurt them because they were different.
"The cherished objects we brought with us thus far were left behind in the train, and with
them, at last, our illusions" (pg. 27) This shows what the Germans have done to the Jews
and the effect of these actions have on them.
"We had to throw our clothes at one end of the barracks. There was already a great heap
there. New suits and old torn, torn coats, rags. " (pg. 32) this shows hoe demanding the
Germany were to the Jewish people. They made them do all sorts of things because they
hated them based on perceived differences.
"Its a concentration camp. Here, you have got to work. If not, you will go
straight to the furnace." (pg.36) This demonstates how unjust the
Germans were.
"Comrades, you're in the concentration camp of Auschwitz. There's a long
road of suffering ahead of you." (pg. 39) They have no respect for Jewish
people at all. They just show such hatred towards them.
"The three veterans with needles in their hands, engraved a number on
our left arms. I became A-7713. After that I had no other name." (pg. 39)
The jews were treated like animals, not human beings.

"After we had been given new clothes, we were installed in two tents. We
had to wait to be enlisted in the labor units, then we could pass into the
block." (pg. 45) the Jewish people were given no choices and had to listen
to the Germans no matter what.
"I was aware of nothing but the strokes of the whip..." (pg. 55) The
Germans always wanted to put on a show for everyone and to show what
would happen if you disobeyed.
"They screamed at us to get up and keep going... They gave us no
choice"(pg. 62). This quote is strong and powerful because it shows the
lives of the Jews and how harshly they were treated and how bad the
Germans treated them.
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