By comparing two personal accounts of escape from German-occupied Europe, students gain a deeper understanding of escape and the refugee experience during the Holocaust.
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.
Students reflect on how one young man drew on religion to understand the persecution he faced during the Holocaust.
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 learn about the spread of misinformation among Jews during the Holocaust caused by the Nazis’ control of information.
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.
Students read an entry from the diary of an anonymous boy in the Łódź ghetto and reflect on what motived people to write during the Holocaust.
After viewing the documentary film Regret to Inform, students examine the impact of the Vietnam War on the lives of war widows from all sides of the conflict.