Students examine the Nazi ideology of “race and space” and the role it played in Germany’s aggression toward other nations, groups, and individuals.
Students learn about the obstacles to emigration during the Holocaust by reading about one family’s attempts to leave Nazi occupied Germany.
Through a close reading of diary entries, students consider how terror and intimidation shaped the experience of Jews living under German occupation.
By reading diary entries of a girl living in the Łódź ghetto, students consider the effects of hunger and deprivation on the bodies, minds, and spirits of those who lived in ghettos.
Through a close reading of diary entries, students learn about the intellectual and cultural life of young people living in the Vilna ghetto during the Holocaust.
Through a close reading of diary entries, students consider the complex relationships that surfaced between non-Jews and Jews living under German occupation.
Students read the personal reflections of two young Holocaust survivors on the cost of surviving and the responsibility to bear witness.