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Learning Exercise

Material: Holocaust Survivors
Submitted by: William Paquette on Dec 08, 2001
Date Last Modified: Dec 08, 2001
Title: Holocaust Survivors
Description: 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: Individual, Student-centered, Unsupervised
Time Required Two hours at the web site. Additional time to write the paper.
Topics: Europe: Germany and Central Europe,
Course: U.S. History and Western Civilization
Audience: College General Ed, High School
Prerequisites Skills: Oral History background.
Biographical essay writing.
Knowledge about World War II
Learning Objectives: To introduce students to primary source material: interviews with Holocaust survivors.
Technical Notes: 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.
Additional Information URL: None
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