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.
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.