Margrit Rosenberg Stenge

  • 12+
  • 2 class periods

Margrit Rosenberg Stenge was born in 1928 in Cologne, Germany. She and her parents survived the Holocaust by finding refuge in Norway and Sweden. Margrit came to Canada in 1951 and lives in Montreal.

The educational materials below can be used to create a lesson around Margrit Rosenberg Stenge’s survival story.

Learning goals

  • engage with survivor testimony
  • develop media skills by researching a survivor’s story on the digital resource Re:Collection
  • use historical-thinking and critical-thinking skills to complete a timeline

How to use these materials in class

Step 1: The Background Reading is a short introduction to Margrit Rosenberg Stenge’s story that provides historical and biographical context. Distribute the Background Reading to your students to prepare them to delve deeper into Margrit Rosenberg Stenge’s survival story.

Step 2: The Re:Collection Instructions show students how to navigate the digital resource Re:Collection. Distribute the instructions before your students use the digital resource.

Step 3: The Author Biography Activity asks students to answer ten chronological questions about a survivor’s life before, during and after the Holocaust. Assign this activity to your students to guide them through an exploration of Margrit Rosenberg Stenge’s page on Re:Collection.

Step 4: The Timeline Activity asks students to create a timeline of significant events from a survivor’s life alongside significant events in the history of the Holocaust. Assign this activity to your students to apply what they learned about Margrit Rosenberg Stenge’s experiences during the Holocaust to the broader historical context.