Oldest known Holocaust Survivor Dies; Pianist Was 110

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How do people overcome adversity? Alice Herz-Sommer survived the Holocaust and the spirit that sustained her is the focus of this resource. After reading her story, class members respond to both text-based and open-ended discussion questions citing examples of what they have learned from Herz-Sommer about overcoming adversity.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Include the resource in a unit study of The Holocaust and World War II
  • Read the passage in conjunction with a showing of the documentary or the YouTube video

 

Classroom Considerations

  • An 11-minute video interview with Herz-Sommer is available on YouTube
Pros

  • The passage is sure to spark all kinds of passionate discussions about forgiveness, about hope, about optimism, and discipline            
Cons

  • None