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Barbara Turkeltaub, a Jewish girl who was hidden by Catholic nuns during the war, describes witnessing a Nazi massacre.
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Our approach to memoir develops students’ literacy skills; promotes historical analysis and understanding of some of the darkest moments in history; and fosters empathy, perspective-taking, and other social-emotional competencies.
Edith Reiss, from Bolton, England, describes witnessing antisemitic violence on the streets of Göttingen, Germany, when she was a visitor there in 1939.
Photograph (taken after the war) of the outdoor hiding place in the forest near Olomouc where Otto Wolf and his family hid during the Holocaust.
An unidentified black South African woman defiantly shows her passbook.
Several Congolese women dance together.
A group of women hold signs in demonstration against the pass laws in Cape Town on August 9, 1956, the same day as the massive women’s protest in Pretoria.
A crowd of women standing in line at a polling station in the Weimar Republic in 1919, the first year women were allowed to vote.
Women and children wait in line in Berlin, in hopes of buying sub-standard meat during a period of hyper-inflation in Weimar Germany (1923).
Jewish women and children from Subcarpathian Rus, a region of Ukraine, who have been selected for death at Auschwitz-Birkenau walk toward the gas chambers.
The Wong family expands. In California, the Wong family prospered, its members going to school and building a fortune cookie business.