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CURRENT EVENT | JANUARY 27, 2022

Professor Helped Others Escape Nazis

Justus Rosenberg, a beloved literature professor, died at age 100 in October 2021. Rosenberg’s death was an opportunity for his friends to remember and share his life story, which included helping to rescue artists and intellectuals from the Nazis as a teenager during World War II. Rosenberg escaped being sent to a Polish labor camp and fought alongside Americans on D-Day before teaching at Bard College for almost 60 years. Listen to hear what Rosenberg had to say about his work during WWII and to learn how he impacted his many students.

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Listening Comprehension Questions

  • What was one of Malala Yousafzai’s first experiences with the dangers of religious extremism?
  • After miraculously surviving her attack, what has Malala focused her work on?
  • What is the message that Malala is trying to send to those in power?
  • What does Malala want to do in the future?
  • What are the goals of Malala’s mission to support girls?

Discussion Themes

  • What is your opinion on Malala’s message about the power of education?
  • Why do you think that ISIS might want to silence people like Malala?

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