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The Center for Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Education of North Carolina 
Holocaust Speakers Bureau 


Teaching Resources

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​​​​​​​​The Center for Holocaust, Genocide and  Human Rights Education of North Carolina provides helpful resources for teachers and students in addition to our speakers. Please contact Sharon Halperin (sharonhalperin88@gmail.com) to make arrangements for borrowing these items.


DVDs

View the list of the DVDs in our collection.











Books

View the list of the books In our collection.











Posters

The Holocaust: A Personal Journey (set of 10 posters)

Chronology of the Holocaust

The First Solution

The Second Solution

The Final Solution

Reprint of letter from Goering to Heydrick implementing Final Solution, July 1941

Reprint of Hitler's directive banning future discussion of Jewish question, 1943

Copy of Der Sturmer newspaper

Copy of cyanide gas invoice

Suggested books to read



Traveling Exhibits (sponsored by the NC Council on the Holocaust)

The NC Council on the Holocaust provides traveling exhibits at no cost to public libraries and middle and high schools across North Carolina. Contact the Exhibit Coordinator (links to NCPublicSchools.org) in your region to schedule an exhibit.  

  • ​Life After Survival: UNRRA and Child Survivors after World War II. This exhibit of fifteen panels focuses on the relief efforts for child Holocaust survivors provided by the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) in the Kloster Indersdorf children's DP center near Dachau, Germany. 
  • Fences, Walls, and Butterflies. Children Confront the Holocaust through Art. Fifteen framed panels (15"x25" & 30"x25") present art work created by Israeli students at the Yad Layeled art workshop, with text panels on the educational approach of the Yad Layeled Children's Museum. 
  • Dr. Seuss Wants You!: The Political Cartoons of Dr. Seuss, 1941-1942. This exhibit consists of fourteen panels, each of which highlights one Seuss political cartoon against fascism, anti-Semitism, and bigotry, published in PM, a New York daily newspaper.
  • Faces of Resistance: Women in the Holocaust. This exhibit highlights thirty-two women, exploring the human aspects of women and their life in the ghettos, camps, woods and rescue operations while constantly under threat of annihilation. Created by the Moreshet Holocaust Research and Study Centre at Givat Haviva in Israel.
  • Triumph of Life. A 2003 exhibit commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, this display consists of 44 panels (15.5" x 22.5") that depict Jewish resistance to Nazi oppression and feature individual stories of survivors. 
  • The Kindertransport Journey: Memory Into History. This exhibit consists of seventeen panels of photos, personal testimony, and historical background. Each school that sponsors the exhibit receives teacher packets and a free copy of the video Into the Arms of Strangers for its library (download the teacher's guide from this site).












TRAVELING SUITCASES

As part of the NC Council on the Holocaust's Suitcase Project, we currently can offer teachers two collections of materials and artifacts related to the Holocaust: the Diaries of Children Suitcase (view inventory) and the Survival Story of Susan Cernyak-Spatz Suitcase (view inventory). Click here to download the request form.


Lesson Plans.

In collaboration withCarolina K–12 (a component of the University of North Carolina Program in the Humanities and Human Values), we offer lesson plans based on our videos of Holocaust survivors:



PowerPoint Presentations

  • Peter Stein, "Surviving the Holocaust: Memories of a Czech family in Nazi Prague"
  • Deborah Long, "My parents story"
  • Rose Mills, "The Holocaust:My Family’s Story" 
  • Mike Lowder, "Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, April 19-May16, 1943"
  • Rebecca Yomtov Hauser, "A Greek Girl in Auschwitz"
  • Esther Lederman, "Hiding for My Life"
  • Henry Landsberger,"From Dresden to Lincoln: Journey to a Safe Haven" (Kindertransport Journey to England)
  • Hal Myers, "Camp de Gurs and Rescue by the Quakers Kristallnacht"
  • Marlene Appley, "Hitler Invades the Sudetenland"
  • Renee Fink, "Hiding in Holland"
  • "Resistance During the Holocaust"
  • "Overview of the Holocaust"


Other Resources on the Holocaust


Echoes and Reflections:  Courses by Echoes and Reflections (sponsored by the Anti Defamation League, Yad Vashem and the USC Shoah Foundation) are free of charge.  Echoes & Reflections empowers middle and high school educators with dynamic classroom materials and professional development. Offered and listed on their website is a powerfully-packed schedule of free year-round webinars, online courses, and in-person programs and other resources to help educators gain the skills, knowledge, and confidence to effectively teach students about the holocaust.  For information, see echoesandreflections.org.​​


Here is a powerful article written by a social studies teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL who is a survivor of the 2/14/18 shooting at her school.  She reflects on the importance of Holocaust education in schools, "Learning about the Holocaust empowers us with the insight needed to question the past and the foresight to impact the future. Echoes & Reflections believes that through the study of the Holocaust, students can grow as responsible citizens and develop critical thinking, empathy and social justice skills for the future. My students have already exemplified that in the aftermath of this tragedy, and I’m so proud of their perseverance."  The Parkland massacre reminds us of the importance of Holocaust education


A Passover Haggadahfocusing on the Holocaust has been written by Rabbi Bernhardt Rosenberg. The rabbi, born in a displaced persons camp to Polish Holocaust survivors wrote this tribute to the victims and survivors as a reminder to post Holocaust generations to keep the memory of that experience alive. The message of the Haggadah is simple, Rabbi Rosenberg said: "If you want to fight against anti-Semitism, if you want to keep the memory of the Holocaust alive, you have to keep retelling the story." Visit this website for more information: http://holocausthaggadah.com/uploads/Rosenberg_Holocaust_Haggadah_updated.pdf




Video footage of 2018 Durham-Chapel Hill Holocaust Commemoration 
presented by Jewish Sparks https://vimeo.com/266520921
The yearly Chapel Hill/Durham Community Holocaust Memorial Service was held at Judea Reform on April 25, 2018. At this service, the Personal Story of Suly Chenkin, a Holocaust survivor, was presented together with the honoring of all of the Holocaust victims.

Video footage of A Historic Evening with Eva Schloss - stepsister of Anne Frank
presented by Jewish Sparks https://vimeo.com/262664177
On March 5th, an overflowing audience at Duke University was treated to the life story of Eva Schloss (stepsister of Anne Frank). Her story transversed her pleasant childhood to the horrors of the Holocaust and horrific conditions of Auschwitz.








                      2018 Durham-Chapel Hill Holocaust Commemoration                                         A Historic Evening with Eva Schloss - stepsister of Anne Frank


Coursera offers three free online courses on the Holocaust, including:


A Guide to the Holocaust (pdf)


Definition of the Holocaust (pdf); excerpted from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's online article Introduction to the Holocaust


The Nuremberg Laws of 1935 (pdf): excerpted from About.com


Judenrat (pdf); excerpted from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's online article Jewish Councils/Judenraete 


Hitler Youth (pdf); excerpted from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's online article Indocrinating Youth


FDR and the Holocaust (pdf); excerpted from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's online article Franklin Delano Roosevelt


Displaced Persons Camps (pdf); excerpted from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's online article Displaced Persons


36 Questions about the Holocaust (pdf); from the Museum of Tolerance's Online Multimedia Learning Center

Transcript of Anna Blech's TEDx Talk: "Downplaying the Holocaust: Arthur Hays Sulzberger & The New York Times" (youtube video)  


USHMM film: The Path to Nazi Genocide (online video).
NOTE: This film is intended for adult viewers, but selected segments may be appropriate for younger audiences. 
Using rare historical footage, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has produced a concise,
​ informative overview of the Holocaust. Educators are encouraged to begin their Holocaust unit with the film.


Be an Agent of Change flyer (pdf)


Holocaust Fact or Fiction True/False Quiz (pdf) + Quiz Answers (pdf)


Antisemitism on College Campuses (youtube video)


20 Photos that Change the Holocaust Narrative (html link)


Deadly Medicine (website). Created by NC Educator Karen Klaich, the site focuses on the medical aspect

of the Holocaust and the American eugenics programs and offers historical timelines, videos and photographs,
​ and learning activities.  


The Holocaust and World War II Timeline (link to USHMM website)


Teaching Resources on the Holocaust (link to USHMM website), including activities, lesson plans, and films, such as "The Path to Nazi Genocide", which offers a concise overview of the Holocaust and what made it possible.


The Rage to Live: The International D.P. Children's Center Kloster Indersdorf 1945–1946 (video link) A video on the history of the UNRRA Children's Center at Indersdorf. Details the lives of young survivors and their path back to 'normal' living.  


WWII Reenactment Documentary Playing Soldier follows the exploits of six very different people who may never have met each other if it weren't for their strange, shared hobby...World War​ II​ ​​ reenacting. ​Each don​s​ vintage uniforms and relive​s​ someone else's war​. Inevitably,​ conflicts ensue.​To view the trailer, visit:
http://www.playingsoldierthemovie.com/trailer.html
To purchase a copy of the documentary ($20) please contact Ed Gendron, Director and Producer, at gendron_ed@hotmail.com.​


RESOURCES ON THE WARSAW GHETTO UPRISING


A video on the destruction of the Ghetto:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ot37JrP9J2E 


Leon Uris' historical fiction about the Ghetto, Mila 18:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mila_18

Ringlebaum Archives: http://www.yadvashem.org/yv/en/exhibitions/ringelbum/photos_documents_diaries.asp (for pictures of what was found in the milk cans)

The Museum of Jewish-Polish History which was recently opened on the site of the Warsaw Ghetto:  http://www.polin.pl/en

Samuel Kassow, a 2-G, has written a book on the archives written and collected by Ringelblum. http://www.yadvashem.org/yv/en/education/books/who_will_write.asp


Other Resources on Genocide


Heeling our World: One Shoe at a Time (video): Students at Beaufort Middle School in North Carolina, USA made shoes for barefoot children in Mozambique.


The Worst Atrocity You've Never Heard Of (New York Times video and links to articles): Ethnic cleansing unfolding in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan.