Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum
Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum
Block, Gay, & Drucker, Malka. Rescuers: Portraits of Moral Courage in the Holocaust. Teaneck, NJ: Holmes and Meier, 1992. ISBN: 0841913234
A series of 49 personal reminiscences of non-Jewish citizens in various European nations who risked their lives to hide Jews from the Nazi horror.
Power, Samantha. “A Problem from Hell”: America and the Age of Genocide. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2003. ISBN: 0060541644
An uncompromising examination of 20th-century acts of genocide and U.S responses to them.
Rittner, Carol, & Myers, Sondra. The Courage to Care: Rescuers of Jews During the Holocaust. New York University Press, 1986. ISBN: 0814774067
Personal testimonies of rescuers and survivors, which recount some of the heroic activities of non-Jews on behalf of Jews in various European countries during the Holocaust.
America and the Holocaust
WGBH Boston, 81 minutes. ASIN: B0006VXMI0
The first 20 minutes of this video provide information on the Wagner-Rogers Bill and Americans’ response to the bill. See Web link below.
Koch Lorber Films, 2003. ASIN: B00073K80W
A video highlighting seven previously unknown stories of extraordinary men and women who exemplified the highest levels of courage and human dignity during the most desperate days of the Holocaust.
PBS: America and the Holocaust
A site supporting the use of the PBS film America and the Holocaust in the classroom, including special features, timelines, maps, information on people and events, and a teachers guide.
Milken Family Foundation
Spotlight: Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Story
Student research on the life of Irena Sendler, a woman who saved 2,500 children from the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II.
Ridgeway Middle School