This site offers visitors personal account of the Holocaust through survivor storires and photo and audio galleries. The site includes an historical introduction, an encyclopedia, a collection of primary documents, scholarly articles, a bibliography, related links, and a discussion board.
Type of Task:
Two hours at the web site. Additional time to write the paper.
Europe: Germany and Central Europe, Race/Ethnicity, Wars
Oral History background. Biographical essay writing. Knowledge about World War II
To introduce students to primary source material: interviews with Holocaust survivors.
This exercise uses only the icon Survivor Stories.
Text of Learning Exercise:
Click icon Survivor Stories. Photographs will appear of six holocaust survivors: Shep Zitler, Eva Galler, Solomon Radasky, Isak Borenstien, Joseph Sher, and Jeannine Burk. Select three survivors (students may want to persue the stories of all six before selecting three). For each survivor selected review the information provided under Background Information, Listen to, and View Photos.
Using the information collected from the stories of the three surivors selected,write a ten-page paper describing the life of Jews in the concentration camps. This paper will require students to provide analysis and evaluation about the relationship between government policy and the civil rights of a nation's citizens.