The Fixer Discussion Questions

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Conduct a trial for Yakov Bok. Elect representatives from your class to play prosecutors, defendants, and witnesses

Some people have asserted that the 1994 murder trial of former football star O. J. Simpson was motivated by racism, making him a representative of blacks in the same way that Bok is made to represent all Jews in this novel. Research the facts of the Simpson trial and make a case for or against this theory

Interview some police officers or prison guards and see how they feel about prisoners who might be innocent. How much sympathy do they feel they are allowed to show the prisoners in their care?

Compile a list of myths and superstitions that people have about others of different races, religions, and classes. What do these ideas tell you about the people who hold them?

Make a chart comparing the rights that Jews had...

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