Holocaust

The Holocaust in Bernhard Schlink’s, The Reader

Of course, the study of the Holocaust when working with the book is essential. Again and again, the author puts in messages in the direction of the Holocaust. There are also facts like Hanna as concentration camp guard. In the foreground is also the question of guilt: Is it Hanna’s sole fault that she has accepted a job in a concentration camp because of her illiteracy?

At this point, we highlight two aspects:

First, you will find little explanations and short presentations to the terms “Schutzstaffel”, “concentration camp”, and “Auschwitz processes” that occur repeatedly in the novel. Then we deal with the question of Michael visited the camp, Natzweiler-Struthof, and what results he draws from it.

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