Hear the stories of people who were targeted by the Nazis in their own words. This includes diaries, journals, and memoirs by some who survived the Holocaust and some who did not.
Students use journaling and group discussion to respond to emotionally-challenging diary entries of a Jewish teenager confined in a Nazi ghetto.
Students learn about the violent pogroms of Kristallnacht by watching a short documentary and then reflecting on eyewitness testimonies.
Students create a "found poem" drawing on words from the testimony of a survivor of the Holocaust.
Students are introduced to the enormity of the crimes committed during the Holocaust and look closely at stories of a few individuals who were targeted by Nazi brutality.
Students and teachers view, react to, and interpret testimonies from survivors of the Holocaust and other genocides.
Diary entries from a Jewish woman imprisoned in Bergen-Belsen shed light on how prisoners in camps and ghettos were deprived of dignity (Spanish available).
Nine-year-old Joshua journies to Auschwitz with his grandfather (Opa) Martin Becker, a Holocaust survivor who was imprisoned there at age nine for four years.
Survivors of the ghetto-camp Terezin share stories about their underground publication Vedem and other acts of spiritual resistance.
Hanna Lévy-Hass, a Jewish woman from Yugoslavia, describes her treacherous journey between camps as Germany retreated from Eastern Europe.
Consider the experiences of Jewish prisoners who were forced to help German guards murder other prisoners.
Read personal reflections on retaining faith after the Holocaust from Jewish scholars and writers.
Holocaust survivor Primo Levi describes his first day as a prisoner in Auschwitz, and the harrowing experience of losing his loved ones, possessions, and even his name.