Student Instructions

Student Instructions

On this website, you will learn about one or more people your own age who lived through the Holocaust. You will be asked to think about the relevance these stories have to life today and reflect on your own personal identity, community, and responsibilities.

  1. You will begin by reading a Survivor’s Story and watching Video Testimony about his or her life before, during, and after the Holocaust. Although the videos show the survivor as an adult reflecting on life, remember he or she was your age during the Holocaust.
  2. There are several activities that relate to the story you will be reading. The following activities will appear in the right-hand column of the survivor’s story.
    • Discussion Topics are questions that ask you to reflect on the story you are reading and write about its significance to your own life today.
    • The Timeline shows milestones in the survivor’s life alongside a timeline of World War II history. This will give you a sense of how historical events influenced the survivor’s life. In each chapter of the story, you will see a few of the milestones on the timeline appear in Events in This Chapter.
    • The Geography activity consists of multiple choice questions that allow you to identify some of the places that the survivor passed through during the Holocaust.
    • Projects are research questions that allow you to learn more about World War II and Holocaust history through research and writing assignments.
  3. Click on a Survivor’s Name in the Survivor Stories menu to begin.


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