The Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program

Resources Intro

Bring the books and films of the Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program into your classroom with the support of our free Resource Package, Learning Questions and Study Guides.

Resources Package for Educators

Free learning materials for your class. Each package includes:

  • Hope's Reprise
  • Felicia Carmelly
  • Never Far Apart
  • Nate Leipciger
  • Alone In The Storm
  • Azrieli Series Short Films
  • Our 5 most recent titles
  • DVD or download link for the 5 short films
  • Educators Catalogue
  • Sample lesson questions

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Lesson Questions

Download Thematic Questions to help incorporate our books into your discussion of the Holocaust and immigration to Canada.

Re:Collection

Delve deeper into the lives of the survivors through rare interview footage, memoir excerpts, photographs, artifacts and an interactive timeline and map in our new digital platform.

Free Educational Short Films

Our short films combine animation and survivor interviews to create an engaging trip into the story of a Canadian Holocaust Survivor.


Teacher Resources from the Montreal Holocaust Museum

The Montreal Holocaust Museum is an incredible institution with a wealth of materials and insights to help educators teach a complex subject.

Glossary

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The Books

Note to Educators

Due to the traumatic and often horrific experiences that the authors of the Azrieli Series of Holocaust Survivor Memoirs are writing about, and the extremely difficult circumstances in which they found themselves during the years of Nazi domination in Europe, some of the books in the series contain sensitive material. The complex and sometimes delicate issues raised in the survivors’ accounts are not only restricted to their encounters with brutality and violence – there are as many facets to their experiences as there are survivors. It is the policy of the Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program not to excise these passages – our policy is to maintain the integrity of the survivors’ accounts and to publish them as written, editing only for clarity and editorial consistency.

While many of the Azrieli memoirs are suitable for readers age 14+, the series as a whole is intended for senior high school and adult readers.

We strongly urge teachers who wish to use the books in the classroom to exercise their own best judgment and discretion in deciding which titles are appropriate for their students.