Chapter VII: A Strange Way of Feeling Alive
In the final episode, Hana immigrates to America and is confronted by a different type of prejudice—racial injustice. Other themes that arise in this episode are the realities of survivor’s guilt and the responsibilities attached to passing stories from one generation to the next.
- Compare Denmark’s treatment of war victims with that of other countries.
- Contrast the democratic ideals defended abroad during WWII with the culture of racism rampant in the U.S.
- Reflect on the importance of passing memories and stories from one generation to the next.