History 323/650                      Summer 2005             Prof. Jeremy Popkin


1st Essay Assignment (for Mon., June 13)


Based on reading of Blatt, From the Ashes of Sobibor


Question:  Discuss the three phases of Jewish experience in the Holocaust that Blatt’s story includes.  What do we learn about the Holocaust experience from these three parts of his account, and what questions does this reading inspire with regard to them?