Living Through the Holocaust
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Grades: 6 - 12

Focus Area Description:  Holocaust survivors share their experiences of survival and triumph.

Our current library of 42 videos in this Focus Area are available in the “Related” column to the right; to view them click a thumbnail and become a member of Educate.Today.

To see sample videos in this area of the collection, click any of the titles below:

New January 2023! Crossing the Atlantic Ocean to Make it to America
Other Samples:
New September 2022! An Interview with Holocaust Survivor Rachel Miller
New May 2022! What Happened After Kristallnacht

Quick Ideas for Using our Living Through the Holocaust Videos:

  • Provide the videos for students to view independently to gain insights into the time period or to satisfy their own curiosity/interest in the time period.
  • Use the videos as a conversation starter for a class discussion on a topic, event, or person linked to your study of the Holocaust.
  • Use the videos with journal prompts for students to write about as they respond to/reflect on content included in the video.
  • Use the videos in class to show first person experiences in/responses to the events of World War II and the Holocaust.
  • Use the videos with lesson plans you create that have students research the Holocaust through secondary sources first and then gain first person perspective from the videos. As part of the activity, have students evaluate how the primary source impacted their learning/understanding.
  • Use the videos with cross-curricular lesson plans that also incorporate aspects of character education.
  • As part of student research for a History Day project, paper, etc., have students view relevant videos to find primary source information they can use.
  • Have students include insights gained through the videos as part of their projects, papers, and presentations on a Holocaust/World War II-related subject by:
    • interpreting and/or summarizing what they saw and learned in the video.
    • citing quotations from the expert in the video.