Er zijn veel woordenschattermen en toespelingen aanwezig in de roman A Night Divided die nuttig zouden zijn voor studenten om een voorbeeld te bekijken. Deze zullen helpen bij het algemene begrip van het boek en het begrijpen van de tijdsperiode. Dit storyboard bevat de belangrijkste termen, definities en illustraties.
THE BERLIN WALL
THE COLD WAR
The Berlin Wall was built as a barrier to separate East and West Berlin. At first it was a barbed wire fence erected August 12-13, 1961. It was later built into a solid wall 12 feet high and 4 feet wide guarded by the "Grenzers."
The Cold War was a long period of tension after World War II between the democratic governments of Western countries and the communist governments of Eastern countries. the two main "superpowers" the U.S. and the USSR (Russia) lead the conflict. In Germany, the East was controlled by the USSR and the West by the U.S., Great Britain, and France.
"If I cannot speak what I think, then it's a crime just to be me!"
A NIGHT DIVIDEDTerms and Allusions
The Stasi, or the "Ministry for State Security", was the official state security service of the German Democratic Republic (East Germany, GDR). It was an intelligence and secret police agency that was extremely repressive to its citizens.
Grenztruppen, nicknamed Grenzers, were the border police that stood guard along the Berlin Wall.