Eye Witness Testimony
Your task is to back up or discredit a primary source with research from secondary sources.
Topic B: Any police officer and lawyer will tell you that the most unreliable testimony is eye-witness testimony. According to an article in the New York Times from April 2018, “Thirty-one percent of Americans, and 41 percent of millennials, believe that two million or fewer Jews were killed in the Holocaust; the actual number is around six million. Forty-one percent of Americans, and 66 percent of millennials, cannot say what Auschwitz was.” Read the passage from Night by Elie Weisel provided, and then research the testimony and stories of other Holocaust survivors.
Understand that in this essay, YOUR OPINION DOES NOT COUNT, and should be left out of this process. It is the opinion of your research that counts, so approach your topic with an open mind and let your research be the judge.
Topic B: According to your research, are there similarities between their narratives, what are they, and is there enough evidence to prove to people that the Holocaust was a real event despite the fact that these are eye-witness accounts? Are there enough similarities in the testimony of survivors to disprove Holocaust deniers? What similarity is most important in justifying your conclusion?
Topic B: Weisel
You must include at least 3 other print sources.
These must have original page numbers from their original publication.
You will need at least one Book and at least one Academic Article.
Books and E-books must be obtain through the SAC Library
All Academic Journal articles must be obtained through the SAC Library; articles found on EBSCOhost will count as print sources if an only if they are in PDF form.
NO other websites, dictionaries, or encyclopedias are permitted.
NO sources obtained through Google and Wikipedia.
The essay should be no longer than 5-8 pages. Your Works Cited page does NOT count in the page count. Your essay must be a minimum of 5 Full pages.