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Educating the Next Generation of Upstanders

Did you know studies show that students who study the Holocaust show greater levels of empathy and critical thinking skills? The museum offers a variety of resources dedicated to promoting accurate and relevant teaching of the Holocaust. Find key resources to help you teach the fundamentals of the Holocaust including guidelines, learning objectives, and teaching materials.

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Rescue In The Philippines

Extension Activity
Rescue in the Philippines: An Upstander Story is an asynchronous or synchronous activity that emphasizes the importance of using one’s character strengths to be an Upstander through the plight of refugees in Germany in the 1930’s, and the group of men in the Philippines who came together to rescue them.

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What She Lost: The Story of Sala Waldman Werthaiser

Extension Activity
Follow Melissa Hunter, the granddaughter of local Holocaust survivor Sala Waldman Werthaiser and author of What She Lost, on a tour of the museum as she tells her grandmother’s impactful story. A captivating storyteller, Melissa traces her grandmother’s life from Sala’s childhood in Olkusz, Poland to her harrowing experiences in the camps to finally rebuilding her life in Cincinnati. This activity includes an interactive PowerPoint with video clips, Sala’s testimony, excerpts from What She Lost, and guiding questions.

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Night Interactive Activity

Extension Activity
Help students understand the historical context of Night by following HHC staff on a tour of the museum. The tour highlights the experiences of Elie Wiesel and local Holocaust survivors. Students will analyze excerpts from Night along with primary source testimony, photographs, and artifacts from the museum.

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360 TOUR ACTIVITY

The 360 Tour & Activity is an asynchronous or synchronous extension activity that introduces students to the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust and Humanity Center’s museum. Students will learn eyewitness accounts of the Holocaust through the testimony, artifacts, and photographs of local survivors.

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Local Survivor Biography Project

Create personal connections to history while honing students research skills by exploring the experiences of Holocaust survivors who rebuilt their lives in Cincinnati. With survivor biographies and guiding questions students research and present their findings. This resource can be used as a preview to an in-person field trip, in conjunction with the 360 Tour & Activity, or as a stand-alone activity.

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