The Holocaust was the worst documented time of mass genocide in history. The horrible acts of violence were unimaginable, and it took many years before the rest of the world actually believed what was occurring in Europe under the rule of madman Adolf Hitler.
They are the spiritual heirs to the thirty-six Gentiles mentioned in Jewish legend whose purpose in every generation, unknown to themselves or to others, is to assist their fellow man in his hour of greatest despair.
The Holocaust survivor, the author Elie Wiesel, has dedicated his life to ensuring that none of us forget what happened to the Jews.
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In order to learn about how Denmark managed to save their people, we must first understand the culture behind Jewish-Danish culture and life before the holocaust....
SPIRITUAL, EDUCATIONAL, AND PHYSICAL
RESISTANCE IN THE WARSAW GHETTO
by Sol A. Factor
Cleveland Heights High School
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
“Sol A. Factor wrote two sets of detailed lesson plans (below) to study the Warsaw Ghetto. The lesson plans focus on how the Holocaust changed the lives of the people and how they responded to the Holocaust. Each set has six lesson plans with the following sections: Purpose, Objectives, Materials, Method and Order of Presentation, and Closure. The high school lesson plans were part of the application that led to his selection in 1998 to become a Mandel Fellow at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.”
(Updated September 9, 2002)
Sally Rogow, Ed.D. wrote a series of short essays about teenagers who offered resistance against the Nazis. The essays are all based on historical facts. A lesson plan also is included. Dr. Rogow is a docent of the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre and is a special education teacher (e.g., education of students who are blind, visually impaired and/or multiply disabled).
Memories of the Night by Anita Meinbach, Miriam Klein Kassenoff is a treasure chest of Holocaust materials for teachers. The book has lesson plans for a series of books representing several aspects of the Holocaust as appropriate for various age levels. The book also includes significant background material. A link is provided to the lesson plan for Elie Wiesel Night.
The Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Rememberance Authority, 2000
This teaching unit on Holocaust Literature is from Yad Vashem. The program deals with the manner in which women are presented in Holocaust Literature. It is centered on a discussion of four works written by well-known authors who survived the Holocaust. The discussion ascribes central importance to the fact that the protagonists are women, and attempts to characterize the uniquely feminine aspects of each work, and the relationship between the women protagonists and the historical events. This unit is part of a growing trend which seeks to investigate women in the Holocaust and to understand the particular ways in which women coped with its horrors. (click here for more details)
The objective of this interactive, non-graphic workshop is to teach the universal lessons of the Holocaust. At once ordinary and extraordinary, this is the story of real people trying to escape Germany. Nazi laws and historical events, enlarged and projected, are used to provide historical context and demonstrate the progressive, insidious nature of the “legal” processes that led to the death of millions and the destruction of Jewish life. Universal issues addressed include prejudice, indifference, greed, obedience, decision-making, responsibility and peer pressure. Over 3000 students and teachers have attended No Way Out workshops.
This study guide accompanies Surviving Hatred: Witness To The Holocaust, a 30-minute video designed to teach middle and high school students the lessons of the Holocaust. The video includes a brief history of the Holocaust, followed by the personal testimonies of four survivors who live in Southern Virginia. The study guide includes classroom activities, survivors’ biographies, a Holocaust time line, and annotated bibliographies.
Susan is a child of Holocaust survivors and a former teacher and school counselor who now works to educate teachers and students about the Holocaust and intolerance. Susan was educated at Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies in Israel and Poland and worked as an interviewer of Holocaust survivors for Steven Spielberg’s Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation. She is the Education Specialist for the Holocaust Awareness Institute at the University of Denver serves on the Board of the Mizel Museum of Judaica works with Regis University and teaches courses and workshops for teachers and students regionally and nationally.
Dr. Edith Rechter Levy is a Holocaust survivor, Chair of the West Virginia Holocaust Education Commission, and author of “The Holocaust inPerspective.” A “Teacher Manual” accompanies the source book for students.
Suggested activities guide the teachers through an extensive presentation of materials.