An Interview with Holocaust Survivor Rachel Miller
Grades: 6 - 12

Video Description: New September 2022! Holocaust Survivor Rachel Miller shares seeing the German’s march into Paris and the many changes this brought to her family and her life.

Type of Video: Segment*
Unique Video ID: Holocaust-44**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • After viewing this video, ask students to write a short story based on Rachel Miller’s experiences, of name changes, being cared for by different families and the orphanage.
  • Use the video in a flipped learning activity as part of your study of the Holocaust. Have students watch the video on their own and come to class with questions and discussion points to offer as part of the class’ study of Holocaust events. Let the video be a “jumping off” point for the study.
  • There are many Holocaust survivor videos on the Educate.Today website. Use a keyword search for Holocaust. These may be used as prompts for think pair share activities, jigsaws, small group discussions, journaling, and dramatic play. Their stories are also available for individual study, research projects or National History Day projects.

To learn more about Rachel Miller’s experiences, check out the full program this segment is edited from: History in the First Person–Lessons from the Holocaust.

*Segment videos are short excerpts edited from interviews or interactive programs that offer flexible and differentiated ways to use the rich content included in the full-length conversation.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.