Hidden Children and the Holocaust is an online exhibition from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. It includes closed-captioned video about the saga of Jewish children who were hidden from the Nazi’s.
It’s accessible to Intermediate English Language Learners.
I’ve placed the link on my World History page under The World In The Twentieth Century.
Larry – Thanks for the tip!
As the son of a child survivor, I’m naturally quite interested in the Holocaust Museum exhibit. Focusing on the “lucky” survivors, and their amazing stories, reminds us that people of conscience can and did make a difference – even in the darkest era when mass murder was official government policy. The protectors of children kept thousands alive – and preserved decency and honor in a brutal time of ordinary viciousness.
Whether celebrated or ignored, the noble deeds of the brave people who sheltered children know they did the right thing. We owe them a debt that can never be repaid.
“No one is as capable of gratitude as one who has emerged from the kingdom of the night.”
Thanks for highlighting this.
Great stuff but always horrific for me to confront this grey zone. (but necessary as Primo Levi would vouch..).
When I taught public school, I always found time for Hana’s Suitcase…. no matter what the officialdom said. Whatever grade, it works and is just a simple story about a girl caught up in all the “craziness” that passes for “truth” and which happens time and again in what passes for “progress” and “the better”.
I highly recommend it and have a great video I made for use in the classroom. Grade 8 class wrote and performed a song plus interviews with George Brady, Hana’s brother…Anyone interested, PM me — the “foundation” isn’t friendly to anyone using this story publicly — why I don’t know???? It should all be about information and awareness. Go figure.
Us teachers, EFL or not, must always keep this front and center.