Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
Publisher’s description: “As the German troops begin their campaign to “relocate” all the Jews of Denmark, Annemarie Johansen’s family takes in Annemarie’s best friend, Ellen Rosen, and conceals her as part of the family. Through the eyes of ten-year-old Annemarie, we watch as the Danish Resistance smuggles almost the entire Jewish population of Denmark, nearly seven thousand people, across the sea to Sweden. The heroism of an entire nation reminds us that there was pride and human decency in the world even during a time of terror and war.”
Publisher’s description: “Josef is a Jewish boy in 1930s Nazi Germany. With the threat of concentration camps looming, he and his family board a ship bound for the other side of the world…
Isabel is a Cuban girl in 1994. With riots and unrest plaguing her country, she and her family set out on a raft, hoping to find safety and freedom in America…
Mahmoud is a Syrian boy in 2015. With his homeland torn apart by violence and destruction, he and his family begin a long trek toward Europe…
All three young people will go on harrowing journeys in search of refuge. All will face unimaginable dangers–from drownings to bombings to betrayals. But for each of them, there is always the hope of tomorrow. And although Josef, Isabel, and Mahmoud are separated by continents and decades, surprising connections will tie their stories together in the end.”
Call to Action by the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights
Produced by the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights, this seven-minute video examines “civic responsibility” while touring the Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial.
From Ignorance & Fear to Knowledge & Understanding: Jews, Judaism, & the Holocaust by Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center
This 1-hour virtual field trip features a visit to Congregation Shalom in Milwaukee with Rabbi Jenn Mangold, an exploration of the history of antisemitism with Dr. Dan Haumschild, and the testimony of a Wisconsin Holocaust survivor.
History of Chinese in Idaho by the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights
From the series “When Words are Weapons” from the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights, this three-minute video showcases the history of Chinese Americans in Idaho.
History of Jews in Idaho by the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights
From the series “First in the United States” by the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights, this three-minute video showcases the history of Jews in Idaho.
Lala by the USC Shoah Foundation
Available in 360 and traditional video formats, Lala’s story is a poignant example of how one family’s beloved dog helped them to maintain hope in harrowing circumstances. This video, narrated by Roman Kent, a well-known Polish Holocaust survivor, includes an engaging mix of animation, videography, and interactive content. Lala is accompanied by an educators’ discussion guide that can be adapted for in-home conversations around prejudice and the Holocaust.
Cincinnati’s Holocaust and Humanity Center Virtual Tour
Cincinnati’s Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust and Humanity Center welcomes visitors through its 360-degree online tour. Compatible with computers and virtual-reality devices, this virtual tour offers access to all of the museum’s galleries and features, free of charge.
Learn how Jewish Athletes were Impacted during the 1936 Olympics in Berlin
Last week, we learned that an historic decision was made to postpone the 2020 Olympic Games to avoid the spread of coronavirus among athletes and spectators. 1936 represented another unprecedented year for the Olympic Games, as nations and athletes grappled with the decision of whether or not to boycott the games in Nazi-controlled Germany. Hear from Holocaust survivor athletes how they were treated and excluded from before and during the Olympic games, and learn what role race played as athletes in the United States weighed their options on whether or not they would participate. Complete an activity from the USC Shoah Foundation to further explore these topics.
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