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A Meeting of Worlds - the Holocaust and Us

A Meeting of Worlds - the Holocaust and Us

The shaping of Holocaust remembrance, influenced by social, artistic, and historical processes in our time, is currently in flux. This colorful and interactive poster exhibition highlights contemporary perspectives and perceptions about the Holocaust. Developed by the International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem and the Faculty of Design at the Shenkar College in Ramat Gan, Israel, these posters are designed to trigger a dialogue with students high-school age and up.

To view:

The unit contains:
22 color posters 45*65

Site price: $42.00 | To order


The Image of Polish Jewry

The Image of Polish Jewry – between the Two World Wars, 1919-1939

Over three million Jews lived in Poland before the Holocaust. Their communities in urban centers and rural areas, were dotted across the country. This guide describes the great spectrum of Jewish political life in Poland during the interwar years – the Zionist parties, Agudath Israel and the Bund – and examines the main problems faced by Polish Jewry and the solutions proposed by the various movements.


The unit contains:
A teacher's guide with sources and suggestions for class activities

Site price: $11.00 | To order


How was it Humanly Possible?

How was it Humanly Possible?

A curriculum that examines how human beings willingly participated in the mass murder of millions of Jewish men, women and children. Specific case studies are presented and examined through historical documents, testimonies, photographs, literature and art. The cases recount the stories of perpetrators, bystanders, and some of the exceptional men and women who maintained their humanity and refused to participate in the genocide of the Jewish people. The unit explores both the unique circumstances and universal features that characterized human behavior in World War II.

The unit contains:
A resource book
A teacher's guide as well as a CD-ROM containing computerized copies of photographs and other materials

Site price: $22.00 | To order


I Never Even Lived

I Never Even Lived

The best-known record of the Holocaust by a female victim is the Diary of Anne Frank. Yet numerous other women also recorded their experiences of the Holocaust – as little girls, daughters, wives and mothers. This guide highlights four works by well-known female authors who survived the Holocaust and explores the ways Jewish women coped with horror and endured pain during the Holocaust.


The unit contains:
A guide of literary texts, commentaries and suggested activities

Site price: $10.00 | To order


Years Wherein We Have Seen Evil

Years Wherein We Have Seen Evil

This series focuses on the story of religious Jewry during the Holocaust within a general historical context as well as a broader Jewish context. It sheds light on the experiences and values of Orthodox Jewry – individuals as well as communities – while at the same time, meets the standards of academic historiography. Each volume in the series is devoted to a major issue or period in the history of the Shoah. The first volume explores the lives of Orthodox Jews in Germany in the 1930s and the churban (destruction) of the Orthodox Jewish community during the Second World War. The second volume examines the ghetto period. Subsequent volumes will focus on the “Final Solution” and rescue work during the Holocaust.

The unit contains:
Volume I: textbook; video or CD-ROM (45 minutes)
Volume II: textbook; video or CD-ROM (50 minutes)
Volume III: textbook
Volume IV: textbook

Price:
Textbook US $30 | Video US $11 | CD-ROM US $11 | Airmail: $6
One unit (textbook, video or CD) US $37 | Airmail: US $15
Complete unit: Volumes I, II, III, IV US $110 | Airmail : US $35
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The Auschwitz Album

The Auschwitz Album

This educational unit deals with a unique document that portrays the story of one transport arriving at Auschwitz-Birkenau in the spring of 1944. The unit introduces the teacher to the use of photographs as historical documents that, together with additional sources such as letters and testimonies, help create a comprehensive view of a certain historical event. Using these sources, the student will learn about the “Final Solution” and its process, and how Auschwitz-Birkenau served not only as an extermination camp for the majority of its arrivals but also as a concentration camp for those selected to work. In keeping with Yad Vashem’s educational philosophy, the victims’ individual and human qualities are emphasized.

The unit contains:
The Auschwitz Album photos; testimonies; High School and College handouts for teachers and students and a CD with information for presentation and distribution in the classroom.

Site price: $22.00 | To order