Explore the transformation of traditional Jewish life in late 19th- and early 20th-century eastern Europe through the story of renowned playwright and author, Sholem Aleichem.
Explore an award-winning collection of diaries written by young people during the Holocaust with the help of this resource collection.
Students examine the pressures on European Jews as they moved away from the shtetls to larger urban centers at end of the nineteenth century.
"Students explore the artwork of a young man imprisoned in the Theresienstadt ghetto and consider the value of creative expression as a means to cope with oppression. "
Students examine the artwork in a young woman’s diary in order to consider the diverse ways people expressed fears and documented life during the Holocaust.
Students draw on diary entries and historical documents to build an understanding of the complicated role Jewish councils and Jewish police played within Nazi-run ghettos.
Students learn about the Nazi's deportation of Jews from the Łódź ghetto through diary entries and historical documents.
By reading diary entries from a survivor of the Theresienstadt ghetto, students consider the complex emotional state of survivors in the final days of the war.
Students examine Nazi propaganda through the personal accounts of two young men living in German-occupied Europe.
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 learn about the obstacles to emigration during the Holocaust by reading about one family’s attempts to leave Nazi occupied Germany.