Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1 - 6, Alienation, Exchange, New Arrivals, Without Pity, Death of the Zugang, Salvation)
Chapters 1 - 6, Alienation, Exchange, New Arrivals, Without Pity, Death of the Zugang, Salvation
Auschwitz: True Tales of a Grotesque Land opens with Sara in a three-decker bed at Stutthof, a concentration camp three hundred miles from Auschwitz. The objective of this lesson is to examine Sara's time at Stutthof.
1) Independent Work: Mapping and Library Research: Students should find the location of the Stutthof concentration camp. Students should also find the answers to the following: When was the camp established? When did prisoners first arrive? What were most prisoners there for? What was the camp composed of? How did the Nazis kill the prisoners? What was the worst crime at Stutthof?
2) Class Discussion: How does the book open? Why is Sara in a concentration camp? How close was Auschwitz to Stutthof? What did Sara hope? Why did she want to survive the war there? What consoled...
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