Holocaust: Video Questions • In the 1940s, who was driven out of their neighborhoods and homes? • What is the Holocaust? • Where did the Holocaust take place? • What lie did the Nazis tell the Jewish people? • Why were Jewish people discriminated against? • Why were the cattle trains so horrifying? • Describe the concentration Camp, Auschwitz. • What were the smoke stacks used for?
Describe what happened to the families once they arrived at Auschwitz. • Write down 5-10 Concrete Details.
Holocaust: Summary Write a summary of what you learned about the Holocaust from the video and our discussions in class. Your paragraph should have at least 8 or more sentences. Requirements: • Topic Sentence • 5 concrete details • 2-5commentary • Closing Sentence with a transition
Holocaust Summary Write a summary of what you learned about the Holocaust from the video and our discussions in class. Your paragraph should have at least 5-8 sentences. Requirements: • Topic Sentence • 3 concrete details • 1-2 commentary • Closing Sentence with a transition
The Holocaust is a time in history we should never forget. The Holocaust took place in the 1940s in Europe. During this time, Nazis persecuted Jewish people in Europe. Millions of people were taken from their homes to concentration camps and killed. Racism in any form is dangerous and can lead to unjust treatment. We need to make sure that genocide like the Holocaust should never happen again.
Bell Ringer: Tues. 1/31 “Sometimes we must interfere…wherever men or women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must –at that moment—become the center of the universe.” • What does this quote mean? • What is the call to action?
Bell Ringer: Writing Prompt Th. 2/2/12: ISN page Write about events that unexpectedly change people’s lives—a natural disaster or death of a loved one, for example. Write about the effects and emotional reactions you or the others might have to each event. An event that drastically changes people’s lives is…
Bell Ringer: Foreshadowing Wed. 2/8 Def R13 Definition Author’s use of clues to hint what might Happen later in the story Synonyms Examples Foreshadowing Sentence
Bell Ringer:Word of the Day- Fri. 2/3/12 e R14 Definition A contradiction between what happens and what is expected. Synonyms Examples Irony Twist Paradox Oxymoron Aching rotten teeth prevent someone from going to the dentist. Sentence
Bell Ringer: Tues. 2/7/12- Writing Prompt If you were suddenly forced to leave your home and were told you could only take one thing with you, what would you take? Explain why you would take that item. How would it make you feel?
Bell Ringer: Wed. 2/22- DLP Rewrite the following sentences correcting them for spelling, punctuation and grammar . • In this section of Night the jewish people in the town were forced to leave there stuff. • They were forced to leave their naborhoods so they buried they’re things. • The Nazis were comming to the town and they got scared.
Bell Ringer: Wed. 2/9- Corrections • In this section of Night, the Jewish people in the town were forced to leave there belongings . • The Jewish people of Sighetwere forced to leave their neighborhoods, so they buried their personal treasures. • The Nazis were coming to the town, and the citizens of Sighet became scared.
Writing a Letter Dear Elie, It is awful that you and your family were forced to leave your home. I can’t imagine ever having to leave my friends and precious belongings… The Nazis do not have right to treat people like animals. There are people who are fighting against the Nazis and their leader, Adolf Hitler. You are not alone; although, it may feel that way at times. You are going to endure some very difficult times. Keep your faith and don’t loose hope. Your life is worth it in the end. Sincerely, John Smith Write a letter to young Elie Wiesel expressing your thoughts about what he and his family are going through. Thinking of the examples of foreshadowing in chapters 1-3, warn Elie of the hardships and obstacles he must soon endure. End the letter with advice and words of wisdom.
Writing a Letter Dear mother and Tzipora, II can’t believe that we were separated today. I was horrified when the Nazis forced father and I to go to one line while you both went to another line. Mother I want to thank you for always taking care of me and making my favorite Meals. You always reassured us when things became rough. Tzipora, I will miss you the most. I don’t understand why you were taken. You are so innocnet and have never hurt any- one in your life. Wiesel was unable to say a proper good bye to his mother and young sister, Tzipora when they were seperated at Aushwitz. Write a “Good Bye” letter in the first person point-of-view as young Eli to his mother and young sister Tzipora. What would you want your mother and sister to know ? What are you going to miss most about them? With deep love and fond memories, Elie
Warning Sign Create a warning sign that you would leave in an abandoned ghetto in order to warn other Jewish people who might use the ghetto for a refuge. Your sign must contain words and phrases that communicate to others the danger s that may lie ahead for them if they are caught by the Nazis. You sign must also contain symbols and pictures.
Word of the Day: Th. 2/9 dfad Definition: The use of symbols or objects that represent ideas, events, or people. R18 Examples from Night Pictures / Symbols Symbolism Sentence:
Fire • Fire appears throughout Night as a symbol of the Nazis’ cruel power. On the way to Auschwitz-Birkenau, Madame Schächter receives a vision of fire that serves as a premonition of the horror to come. Eliezer also sees the Nazis burning babies in a ditch. Most important, fire is the agent of destruction in the crematoria, where many meet their death at the hands of the Nazis. • The role of fire as a Nazi weapon reverses the role fire plays in the Bible and Jewish tradition. In the Bible, fire is associated with God and divine wrath. God appears to Moses as a burning bush, and vengeful angels wield flaming swords. In postbiblical literature, flame also is a force of divine retribution. In Gehenna—the Jewish version of Hell—the wicked are punished by fire. But in Night, it is the wicked who wield the power of fire, using it to punish the innocent. Such a reversal demonstrates how the experience of the Holocaust has upset Eliezer’s entire concept of the universe, especially his belief in a benevolent, or even just, God. • Night • The Bible begins with God’s creation of the earth. When God first begins his creation, the earth is “without form, and void; and darkness [is] upon the face of the deep” (Genesis 1:2, King James Version). God’s first act is to create light and dispel this darkness. Darkness and night therefore symbolize a world without God’s presence. In Night, Wiesel exploits this allusion. Night always occurs when suffering is worst, and its presence reflects Eliezer’s belief that he lives in a world without God. The first time Eliezer mentions that “[n]ight fell” is when his father is interrupted while telling stories and informed about the deportation of Jews. Similarly, it is night when Eliezer first arrives at Birkenau/Auschwitz, and it is night—specifically “pitch darkness”—when the prisoners begin their horrible run from Buna.
Bell Ringer: Fri. 2/10/12 Entering deeply into subjects or thoughts; deep insight or understanding Definition Parts of Speech Profound: Adjective Profoundly: Adverb Profoundness: Noun Synonyms Intense Sentence Absolutely Very Extensive Profound
Bell Ringer: Word of the Day DefinitionSynonyms Lack of interest or concern; Indifference absence of emotion or Numbness enthusiasm Picture Antonyms Interest Emotion Zeal Apathy
Word of the Day: Tues. 2/14 R14 Definition The use of words or phrases that appeal to one Or more of the senses. Writers use images to describe How something looks, feels, tastes, smells, or sounds . The 5 Senses Imagery Picture Sight Sound Touch Taste Smell Example My grandmother was baking cookies today. Already I could smell the warm dough and melted chocolate. I couldn’t wait to bite into the gooey, sticky caramel.
Bell Ringer: Literary Analysis • Read the following quote from Night. Determine which of the five senses Elie Wiesel appeals to in order to describe the scene in vivid detail. It was a beautiful April day. The Fragrance of spring was in the air. The radiant orange sun was setting in the west, and I could feel the warmth tingle on my skin. • Explain how the use of imagery enhances the description of the scene. 3. How does this description contrast with the situation young Elie is facing?
Bell Ringer:Th. 2/16/12- Circle Map: Figurative Language R13 Definition Picture Types of Figurative Language Figurative Language Rewrite the following sentence using figurative language. It is hot outside.
Ticket Out the Door • Describe some images that Wiesel has described that have evoked strong emotions. • How does the use of imagery and figurative language improve the author’s overall message about the Holocaust? 3. What are some questions you still have about our memoir?
Bell Ringer: Figurative Language Read the following sentences from Night . First determine what type of figurative Language is being used. Then rewrite the sentence translating it to its literal meaning.
Bell Ringer Figurative Language: R11 Symbolism Metaphor Simile Personification Hyperbole Obvious and intentional exaggeration Example Example Example Example Example I waited in line for Centuries. The tables danced during The earthquake. The assignment was a breeze. The enemy held out the olive branch at a chance for peace. He is as sly as a fox.
Bell Ringer: Allusion- Wed. 2/22ISN pg. 17 R11 Music Definition Example in movies Example in Music Allusion Memoir (page 34)“But I had ceased to pray . How I sympathized with Job! Pg. 34
Homework: The Bible as Literature Research: • If we look at the Bible as literature, who is the character Job in the Bible? • List some awful things that happen to Job? • What is Job’s reaction to these awful events? • Why does Elie sympathize with Job?
Ticket Out the Door • Describe one thing that stood out to you during your reading today. • What questions do you have? Did anything confuse you today? 3. What do you predict will happen next?
Word of the Day: Fri. 2/24 Definition: Parts of Speech: Emaciated: Adj. Emaciation: Noun Picture: Sentence: • To make or become extremely thin, • Especially as a result of starvation. Emaciated
Word of the Day: Fri. 3/2-ISN 13 Definition: Parts of Speech: Anti-Semitic: Adjective Anti-Semite: Noun Picture: Sentence: Discrimination , prejudice or hostility against Jewish people. Anti-Semitism
Where were Elie and his family taken to when they got off the cattle train?
A contradiction between what is expected and what occurs. This term also describes the words above the gate of Auschwitz.