Unit Plan

Rescuers and Non-Jewish Resistance

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What does it mean to be a rescuer during the time of the Holocaust? Learners consider the role of those who resisted the Nazi invasions, including hiding Jewish people, throughout Europe. Activities include listening to the testimony of those recognized for their efforts and reading firsthand accounts of hiding those in danger. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Use activities to explore the role of apathy in perpetrating the Holocaust
  • Offer lessons before reading The Diary of Anne Frank or Anne Frank Remembered: The Story of the Woman Who Helped to Hide the Frank Family
Classroom Considerations
  • Fits as the seventh in an 11-part series
  • Resource includes two lesson plans
  • Lesson plans are complete and ready to use
  • Survivor testimony is gripping
  • Materials pose challenging question that engage young scholars in the study of history and ethics
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