LESSON

"No Human Can Understand": The Sonderkommando and Revolt in Auschwitz

Lesson By: Jonathan Young
Grade Range: 11-12
Subjects Covered: Holocaust/Genocide Studies
Time Estimate: 90 Minutes

No Human: Unit 1 Playlist

1. Dario Gabbai Part 1

Language: English

  • 1. Dario Gabbai Part 1

    Language: English

  • 2. Morris Venezia Part 1

    Language: English

  • 3. Henry Levy Part 1

    Language: English

  • 4. Henry Levy Part 2

    Language: English

  • 5. Morris Venezia Part 2

    Language: English

  • 6. Linda Breder Part 1

    Language: English

  • 7. Morris Kesselman

    Language: English

  • 8. Dario Gabbai Part 2

    Language: English

  • 9. Morris Venezia Part 3

    Language: English

  • 10. Anna Heilman Part 1

    Language: English

  • 11. Linda Breder Part 2

    Language: English

  • 12. Anna Heilman Part 2

    Language: English

Through the use of excerpts of testimony from the USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive, this lesson will be used to accomplish three specific goals:

  • To inform and educate students about the Sonderkommando. 
  • To inform students about the October 7, 1944 revolt at Auschwitz. 
  • To aid students in examining the significance of men and women contributing to the revolt, as well as, the impact of the revolt on Auschwitz.