Inside IWitness: “Auschwitz – Inner Strength, Outward Resistance”
From the Visual History Archive
Herschel Balter on singing in Auschwitz Birkenau
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Through an analysis of testimony, students learn about the resistance efforts that took place in the Auschwitz camp complex and about the meaning of resistance in the context of the Holocaust in a new MiniQuest.
Herschel Balter describes the role that singing played for him while he was imprisoned in Auschwitz Birkenau. Herschel’s testimony is featured in the IWitness activity, Auschwitz – Inner Strength, Outward Resistance.
IWitness focuses heavily on the Holocaust, but the themes of tolerance and racism contained in its genocide survivor testimonies and activities help Steve Flynn teach his students important lessons about challenges they face in their own lives.