Encourage class participation and develop students’ active listening skills by reading aloud text excerpts.
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 consider how terror and intimidation shaped the experience of 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 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 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 fear, denial, anxiety, sadness, and grief that individuals separated from loved ones during the Holocaust experienced.
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.