Five Chimneys: The Story of Auschwitz Topics for Discussion

Olga Lengyel
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Describe Olga's live prior to her assignment to Auschwitz based on the clues offered. What is it about this life that makes Olga want to accompany her husband when he's deported?

Describe, in detail, the trip Olga and her family endure on the way to Auschwitz. What is the first clue that the trip isn't going to be what they'd expected?

Why do the Germans go to such lengths to camouflage their true intentions? List at least three examples of these.

Why does Olga say people didn't initially believe the stories of the atrocities performed by the Germans? What does she say about her own willingness to go along? How does Olga first hear of the camps?

Who is "L?" Thomas Lengyel? Arvad Lengyel? Olly? Tadek? Eva Weiss? Irka? Irma Griese? How are all connected with Olga?

How does Olga come to terms with the loss of...

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