Yom Hashoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, is next week. Are
you planning a program?
Many schools and community organizations create programs to
observe the gravity of the Holocaust and to educate and create awareness
among future generations.
Creating compelling programming for schools can pose a
challenge, especially for children in younger grades who have not yet
learned about the magnitude of the Holocaust. Children's picture books can
be important tools for teaching about the Holocaust. Our books give
children a first glimpse at history through unique lenses--modern cave
exploration, collecting paper clips, a journey into space, and even from
through perspective of a neighborhood cat.
and the Night of Broken Glass
A neighborhood cat observes the changes in German and Jewish families in
Berlin during the period leading up to Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken
Glass. This cat's-eye view introduces the Holocaust to children in a gentle
way that can open discussion of this period.
Follow the incredible journey of a small Torah scroll from a
Dutch rabbi to a Bar Mitzvah boy during the Holocaust and finally to Ilan
Ramon, the first Israeli astronaut, who died on space shuttle Columbia.
According to legend, a group of Jewish families survived the
Holocaust by hiding out for months in the 77 miles of caves in Ukraine
known as Priest's Grotto. Cavers Taylor and Nicola chronicle their trip to
explore the caves and uncover the story of the survivors.
Six Million Paper
Clips At a middle school in a small, all white, all Protestant town
in Tennessee, a special after-school class was started to teach the kids
about the Holocaust, and the importance of tolerance. The students had a
hard time imagining what six million was (the number of Jews the Nazis
killed), so they decided to collect six million paperclips, a symbol used
by the Norwegians to show solidarity with their Jewish neighbors during
World War II.