Resources for Holocaust Remembrance Day










Suggested Reading:

  • The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • I Never Saw Another Butterfly” -Children’s drawings and poems-Terezin Concentration Camps by Hana Volavkova (Editor)
  • Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
  • The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
  • Red Smoke by Veronica Fuxa
  • Night by Elie Wiesel
  • Hidden Gold:  A True Story of the Holocaust by Ella Burakowski
  • The Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen
  • Ashes by Kathryn Lasky
  • I Have Lived a Thousand Years: Growing Up In The Holocaust by Livia Bitton-Jackson
  • The Extra by Kathryn Lasky
  • MAUS by Art Spiegelman
  • The StoryTeller by Jodi Picoult

Other Instructional Resources:

Suggested Vocabulary/Key Words:

Injustice, antisemitism, Nazi, labor camps, genocide, concentration camps, dehumanization, liberation, swastika, Third Reich, gestapo, bigotry, ghetto, collaborator, bystander, upstander, propaganda, totalitarian, Holocaust, Aryan, Auschwitz, racism, stereotype, intolerance, World War 2, Adolf Hitler.

Suggested Essential Questions:

  • What are the costs of injustice, bigotry, and hatred?
  • How can societies and individuals commemorate difficult parts of history?
  • What is the purpose of remembering?
  • What are the consequences of forgetting?
  • What choices do people make in the face of injustice?
  • What obstacles keep people from getting involved in their communities or larger world?
  • Why is it important to learn about this part of history?