Friedrich - "The Teacher (1934)" Summary & Analysis

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"The Teacher (1934)" Summary

Teacher Neudorf asks his students to remain after the dismissal bell, and builds anticipation by slowly lighting his pipe and sitting on a front desk. He asks if the students have heard about the Jews recently and says he must talk about them today. Everyone listens closely. Neudorf says 2,000 years ago, the Jews had their own land, Israel, which the Germans call Palestine. Romans governed them, until they revolted in 70 A.D. However, the uprising was put down, the Second Temple destroyed, and the leaders banished. A generation later, the Jews rose again, and the Romans leveled Jerusalem and scattered the Jews over the whole earth. Many of them prospered.

The Crusaders later fought to liberate the Holy Grave, and many people wondered why the Jews living among them were not to be forced to become Christians. Many Jews...

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