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Death of Ruth (Clip 3 of 3)

In this final clip associated with the Inheritance lesson plan, Monika Hertwig talks about her mother Ruth, who regretted the fact that she had not done enough to help Jews during the Holocaust. Ruth later committed suicide. Students should discuss if they think bystanders, like Ruth, should be held accountable in any way for the crimes they witnessed but did not themselves commit.