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Explore the decision of Vitka Kempner, then a 19-year-old Jewish teenager from Poland, to leave her family and flee when the German army invaded in 1939.
Consider the importance of African naming practices in South African poet Magoleng wa Selepe’s poem about the effects of colonialism on African identity.
Armenian American writer Diana Der Hovanessian reflects on how her family history influences her identity in her poem "Two Voices."
Consider how people get involved in movements by learning about how the people of Billings, Montana, reacted when hateful attacks started happening in their town.
Sara Fortis recounts feeling responsible for the well-being of the women in her all-female partisan unit.
Read “I Dream a World” by Langston Hughes and “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost and reflect on the choices we make as individuals and as citizens.
Read W.H. Auden’s poem “Refugee Blues” about the plight of Jewish refugees during the Holocaust.
Israeli poet Haim Gouri and Monia Avrahami explore resistance during the Holocaust.
Learn about the dilemmas Jewish partisans faced as they encouraged others to fight back against the Germans during the Holocaust, through experience of teenage resistance fighter Vitka Kempner.
Read the story of Sara Fortis, a young woman who fled her hometown in Greece when the Nazis invaded in 1941 and joined the resistance movement.
Learn about the necessity to recruit and train women for an all-female partisan unit.
Learn about the measures taken by a young woman and her family to join a partisan group during the Nazi's forced occupation of Poland.