The Holocaust and Text Essay

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A photomontage is a composite picture made by cutting and joining a number of photographs and text to form a unified whole that communicates meaning to the viewer. For this project, you will be combining what you have learned about symbolism in Elie Wiesel’s Night, what you know about the Holocaust, and what you have explored about hate crimes into a photomontage.

Assignment Goals
Your goals in creating the photomontage are as follows: • Further explore a symbol from Night. • Find images and text that deal with the Holocaust or more recent events and that convey the same or a similar meaning as the symbol you have chosen. • Use the images and text to create a photomontage that expresses how you feel about the book, about the events, or about hate crimes in general.

Guiding Questions
We will review the strategies and techniques for creating the actual photomontage in class. Before we do so, please answer the following questions that will guide your selections of images and text: 1. What symbol from Night do you want to explore further in your photomontage? _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ 2. How does this symbol apply to events other than the Holocaust? _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ 3. What kinds of images do you think would work to represent this symbol? _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________

4. Is there text or a scene from Night that you would like to include in your photomontage? If yes, copy the text here or outline the scene and write down the page number. _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________

Citing Sources
Directions: For the pictures and text collected, you must provide the following information (if you run out of room, please continue on the back of this sheet). If you have questions about citation, please visit Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines for School Project ( 1. Description of picture or text: _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ Title of website where the picture or text was found: _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ Website author: _________________________________________________________________ Website address: _________________________________________________________________ 2. Description of picture or text: _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________

Title of website where the picture or text was found: _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ Website author:…