The International School for Holocaust Studies
Kindergarten and Elementary School
Tommy, a three-year old child who was detained together with his parents in Theresienstadt, received an illustrated album for his third birthday. His father, the Czech artist Bedrich Fritta, gave this album to his son as a very personal and loving legacy. This album serves as the basis of an interdisciplinary teaching unit providing a glimpse into the everyday life in Theresienstadt.
Soft cover album book, A set of postcard with 52 pictures
Site price: $43.00 | To order
A visual program on the Holocaust for young children. Structured in the form of a story session, the unit focuses on how a Jewish family devised a plan to smuggle their young daughter out of the ghetto. Hannaleh’s Rescue enables young children to learn about life in the ghetto and about the dangers faced by Jewish families and their children under Nazi rule in an age-appropriate manner.
The unit contains:
A 30-minute film; DVD and VHS versions are available
8 laminated pictures of drawings by Jews who lived through the Holocaust
A teacher’s guide with suggestions for class activities
Site price: $25.00 | To order
This resource guide highlights the personal stories of Claudine and her doll, Colette, in France; Eva and her doll, Gerta, in Hungary; and Zofia and her doll, Zuzhia, in Poland. Their personal accounts present the Holocaust through the eyes of three young Jewish girls - whose dolls became their treasured companions in the face of constant danger. Over time, their dolls became more than mere toys, for the dolls helped these children cope with their ever-changing reality during the war. This age-appropriate material, designed for elementary school pupils, includes discussion questions, photographs and historical background information.
Site price: $11.00 | To order