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    Three questions?

    Hello Everyone,

    Here is a paragraph of tapescript, introducing the other' attitude towards Merrick Adelman's view of the Jewish ghetto upring of Warsaw. Some of sentences I can't fully understand. Hope you will explain.
    (Dr. Merrick Adelman is one of the very few who survived from the NAZI holocaust.A book called Shielding the Flame is his story.)

    The paragraph is as follows.

    "He doesn't use the language ,or even he doesn't have the attitude people usually have to the holocaust and to the ghetto uprisings. One thing he is consistently talking about is the fact that people thought was the arms in the ghetto. It wasn't heroic; it was easier than to die going to the train cars. And that people who participated in the ghetto upring were actually, in a sense,lucky. They had arms; they could do something about what was going on while those hundreds of thousands who were led to the train cars were equally herotic,but their death was much more difficult."

    First question is from the audio I feel there are one or two words before thought in the blackened sentences. However in the tapescript these words seems to be missing. From the context,can you tell me what the missing part is?

    The Second question is what does the first and second underlined sentence means.

    Third question is what is the speaker's attitude towards those who participate in the uprising and those who were taken into the cars.

    Thanks and best regards!

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    Re: Three questions?

    1 It's not clear, but it could be something to contrast with 'heroic' in the next sentence.
    2 & 3 The train cars were used to transport people to the concentration camps, so resistance was easier than that death.
    4 He seems sympathetic and understanding to both.

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    Re: Three questions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    1 It's not clear, but it could be something to contrast with 'heroic' in the next sentence.
    2 & 3 The train cars were used to transport people to the concentration camps, so resistance was easier than that death.
    4 He seems sympathetic and understanding to both.

    Thank you for your consistant help!

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