Hidden Children, Identity and the Holocaust: Surviving in the Margin of the Catastrophe
- 6 Lessons
This program explores stories of survivors who were hidden as children during the Holocaust and later immigrated to Canada.
- read one memoir and/or use Re:Collection, an interactive digital resource, to explore video clips, memoir excerpts, photographs and artifacts related to their assigned authors
- discuss the concept of identity
- examine primary sources
- create a timeline or newspaper article
- reflect on the experience of immigration to Canada after the Holocaust
After completing the Education Program, students will understand the variety of ways that Jewish children experienced the Holocaust in hiding and will demonstrate awareness of the value of using personal accounts to study this history.
- analyze oral and written survivor testimony
- develop historical-thinking and critical-thinking skills
- engage with primary sources
How to use these materials in class
The Education Program materials come in two parts: The Teacher’s Guide contains lesson outlines and answer keys, and the Student Package contains handouts and worksheets for students.
This program is based on memoirs by Judy Abrams, Claire Baum, René Goldman, Muguette Myers, Arthur Ney and Marguerite Élias Quddus. It can be completed using any one of these memoirs or a combination of them.
Using the order form here, select the number of memoirs required for your class.
Portions of this program are completed using our digital resource, Re:Collection, which can be accessed here.
Download materials separately
- Download Re:Collection Instructions
- Download Judy Abrams Author Biography Activity
- Download Claire Baum Author Biography Activity
- Download René Goldman Author Biography Activity
- Download Muguette Myers Author Biography Activity
- Download Arthur Ney Author Biography Activity
- Download Marguerite Élias Quddus Author Biography Activity
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