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Holocaust and Genocide Education Resources

Fall 2023 newsletter

Inge Auerbacher, child holocaust survivor

Holocaust Survivor Inge Auerbacher

Nov.12: Inge Auerbacher tells her story of how she spent most of her childhood in a concentration camp. More information.

Holocaust youth art

Mordechai Anielewicz Creative Arts Competition

Please encourage your students in Grades 7-12 to submit and support their participation. More information.

performance of Survivors, actors on stage

Holocaust Youth Symposium: Performance of "Survivors"

A series of performances at area schools, showcasing the actual testimonies of 10 Holocaust survivors More information.


Education Resources

ADL: Antisemitism Uncovered: A Guide to Old Myths in a New Era
Historical context intertwined with prevalent myths find echoes in current times.

Yad Vashem: The Life of the Jews in Germany After the Nazi Rise to Power 
Brief overview of the Jews in Germany in the 1930s including the boycott of Jewish businesses, Nuremberg Laws, and Kristallnacht. (5 min.)

IWitness – USCShoah Foundation
In Lisa’s Footsteps: A Virtual IWalk for Lisa of Willesden Lane 
Visual lesson plan for middle school follows the footsteps of Lisa Jura, a young Viennese musician rescued through the Kindertransport. Based on Lisa of Willesden Lane and The Children of Willesden Lane by Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen.

More resources through “The Willesden Project

Echoes and Reflections
New and revised teaching units include:
Liberation, Jewish Resistance, Rescue & Righteous Among the Nations, Complicity & Responsibility, and Justice, Life, & Memory after the Holocaust   

"Explore the Past, Shape the Future"
Direct-to-student resources, offering foundational learning on the Holocaust, with a focus on historical and contemporary antisemitism, prewar Jewish life, and enhanced media literacy skills.

Suggested Resources for Teachers and Students for Grades 7 – 12 





Prague Forum for Romani Histories
New database currently including 115 stories recounted by Roma and Sinti survivors, most of whom are from the former Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. Detailed abstracts in English, links, and glossary.



The last surviving partisans tell their stories of resisting overwhelming odds to battle the Nazis.

A Pocketful of Miracles: A Tale of Two Siblings
Berlin-born filmmaker Aviva Kempner chronicles her mother Hanka and Uncle Dudek Ciesla's lives before and during World War II.



Remember Your New Name: Surviving the Holocaust under a False Identity
Fourteen stories of Jews who survived under assumed identities throughout Europe, using testimonies, personal and forged documents, photos, and artwork.

Disaster on the Black Sea: The Sinking of the Struma
In December 1941, approximately 780 Jews boarded the Struma, an old barge used for carrying cattle, in a Romanian port hoping for safety in Mandatory Palestine. On February 23, 1942, it was sunk by a Soviet submarine torpedo. One person survived.
Details and personal histories of some of the lost are included.

Personal Milestones during the Holocaust
In an effort to preserve both life and tradition, Jews celebrated weddings, birthdays, and bar mitzvahs during the war. Stories are illustrated by personal documents, photos, and artwork.