A Night in Distant Motion Essay & Project Ideas

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1. Compare the racial laws enacted by Germany's World War II government to the "Jim Crow" laws found in the United States' past. Is it fair to condemn Germany when our country can be considered guilty of some of the same injustices?

2. Many people were hidden from the Nazis by people like Gertrud and the farmer's wife. Compare Regine's experiences in hiding with those of Anne Frank in her Diary of a Young Girl and Joanna Riess in The Upstairs Room.

What difficulties did they face that Regine did not?

3. Regine describes the activities she participated in as a member of German Girls' League as being "almost like church . . . Solemn. Truly holy . . . Belonging to a community . . . [and having] something to believe in." Author Hans Peter Richter writes of similar experiences in his autobiographical novels Friedrich and I Was There. In most...

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