Exchanging Glances Discussion Questions

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At one point in the story, the narrator says that memory is not like a machine. What other metaphors for memory appear in the story? Can you think of others?

"Exchanging Glances" is so powerful because it depicts the end of World War II from a different perspective than to what readers are accustomed. What have you learned in your history classes that contradicts the account that Wolf gives? How does the story add to your understanding of the events of the period?

At the end of the story, the narrator's group is approached by a fellow German and a concentration camp survivor who asks them where they have lived all these years. Wolf chooses to leave that question unanswered and invites readers to speculate about the answers. Write the dialog that would continue this conversation and then explain the choices you...

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