27
Mar
2014
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Using the Lewin film in ESL class

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Ettie Abraham

Herbert Lewin - stories of my life compared with "Address Unknown"

The story of Herbert Lewin reflects the life of a secular Jewish family with its gentile neighbors  in Vienna.

The story "Address Unknown" is about business associates and friends who are both of German origin. One is a Jew living in the U.S.A, and his gentile friend who returns to Germany.

Both stories, Lewin's and the business men, take place in Europe between the Wars. They are similar in many ways, but very different.Both, follow the time line of this period, but relect varied human responses.This lesson plan will not only teach students all the above, but will force them into asking  moral questions.

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