Four Resources to Mark Holocaust Remembrance Day in Your Classroom

Posted by KC Kourtz on April 24, 2014

April 28 is Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Yom HaShoah. We have put together what we hope will be a useful collection of resources for you to share with your students as you observe this important day.

Image credit: "Exposure" by Samuel Bak, Pucker Gallery
  • Our Holocaust Resource Collection includes links to lessons, units, publications (such as Facing History's Facing History and Ourselves: Holocaust and Human Behavior and The Jews of Poland), library resources (both print and video), streaming video, and other websites that might be helpful in your classroom.
  • Check out Survivor Testimony Collection for lesson ideas, links to survivor profiles, a list of survivor memoirs, and more.
  • Bring stories of Holocaust rescue into the classroom with Two Who Dared. Our online resource includes videos, timelines, and primary sources about Waitstill and Martha Sharp, who in 1939 left behind their family and community to travel to war-torn Europe, where they risked their lives to help feed, shelter, and rescue thousands of refugees, including anti-Nazi dissidents and Jews.
  • How does art tell the story of the Holocaust and capture the experiences of those who lived through it? Explore the Samuel Bak resource collection, which includes artwork from Holocaust survivor and painter Samuel Bak, as well as interviews and prompts to use in the classroom.

How will you observe Holocaust Remembrance Day in your classroom? We'd love for you to leave a comment below!

Topics: Art, Antisemitism, Choosing to Participate, Facing History and Ourselves, Video, Holocaust and Human Behavior, EdTech, Holocaust Education, Online Learning, Facing Technology

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