Sara Fortis was born in Chalkis, a small town near Athens, Greece. When the Nazis invaded in 1941, Sara fled. While on the run, she agreed to join the resistance. In her new position, Sara recruited other women and formed an all-female partisan unit. Here, she reflects on the importance of the partisans in Greece.
Without them, without the partisans, many Jews would have died or shared the fate of the Jews of Thessaloniki at Auschwitz. And they weren't the only ones; [also] many gentiles and many Greek people. They captured Greeks along with the Jews, those who helped the Jews, those who resisted—it was a very grave matter.1
Students will apply the lessons they have learned about the intersecting histories of wartime North Africa and the Holocaust as they create an artifact that explains the context of the found poems they wrote in Lesson 3.