ERIC Number: ED345257
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
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Literature of the Holocaust: The Imagination after Auschwitz. A Course for Juniors and Seniors. A Teacher's Guide.
Klau, Judith R.
This guide presents a curriculum on the literature of the Holocaust which focuses on the ways in which a particular period in history affected the literature that was created to tell about it. The guide consists of a detailed set of lesson plans for six literary works: a diverse collection of short stories; Elie Wiesel's autobiographical novel, "Night"; Andre Schwarz-Bart's prize-winning novel, "The Last of the Just"; two possible treatments of Anne Frank's diary; Tadeusz Borowski's novel-like collection of short stories, "This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen"; and the post-Holocaust work, "Mr. Sammler's Planet" by Saul Bellow. The guide also includes lectures, films, quizzes and writing assignments, introductions and suggestions for the teacher, and supplementary class materials. Two appendixes contain 10 lectures on Germany (1740-1945)--with quiz and text questions--and an article by John Felstiner, "A Biography of a Poem," discussing Paul Celan's poem "Deathfugue." (SR)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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Identifiers: Holocaust; Holocaust Literature