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Commander of Camp Plazlow (Clip 1 of 3)

In this first clip associated with the Inheritance lesson plan, Monika Hertwig recalls her father, the Nazi commandant Amon Goeth, and her mother, Amon's mistress Ruth. Meanwhile, Helen Jonas talks about her past as Goeth's slave and her memories of Ruth's indifference to Amon's cruelty. Students should discuss what Ruth's lack of action reveals about her and its impact on Monika.