Explore the events that led to the systematic murder of six million Jews and millions of other innocent victims. Discover the stories of survivors, witnesses, and rescuers that raise essential questions about the nature of human behavior.
Explore with your students the lives of Jews before World War II and examine music as a form of resistance.
Invite students to reflect on why it matters who tells our stories as they view a documentary film about the profound courage and resistance of the Oyneg Shabes in the Warsaw ghetto.
Students define the term resistance and then learn about the different ways that Jews resisted the Nazis during the Holocaust.
Students broaden their understanding of resistance by exploring examples of music as spiritual and physical defiance to Nazi oppression.
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 view the film, analyze a primary source from the Oyneg Shabes archive, and consider why it matters who tells the stories of the Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto.
This list of tips for “the occupied” distributed by a French citizen during World War II provides a window into what it was like to live in a Nazi-occupied country.
Consider why some young people in Nazi Germany chose to drop out of Hitler youth organizations with this story about a former Hitler Youth member.
Reflect on the true story of a father who dared to challenge the education his children received in Nazi Germany.
Consider the different ways that the German Christian movement and the Confessing Church movement navigated their relationships with the Nazi government.
Explore the stories of three German ministers who chose to speak out against the Nazis’ "euthanasia" program.