Friedrich Topics for Discussion

Hans Peter Richter
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1. Although several characters in Friedrich, such as Herr Neudorf, Fritz's parents, and people in the bomb shelter, express sympathy toward the Schneiders, no one helps them. Why not?

2. Fritz's father feels guilty for joining the Nazi party. Why does he join a party with whose beliefs he cannot agree totally?

3. How might Friedrich feel after Herr Neudorf's brief history and explanations of Jewish culture?

4. How do the social and economic situations in Germany just before the war help to spur the pogroms and "final solution" against the Jews?

5. Which character in Friedrich might be called the most heroic? Why?

6. Herr Resch says that it is Friedrich's "luck that he died this way." Would most people agree or disagree with this statement?

7. What does Fritz learn about Jewish customs and values in the course of the novel?

8. What are the differences and the similarities between...

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