LESSON

Pyramid of Hate

Lesson By: USC Shoah Foundation
Grade Range: 6-12
Subjects Covered: Character Education; History & Geography; Government & Civics; Religion; Psychology; Language Arts
Time Estimate: 45 minutes

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Language: English

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  • POH All Clips

    Language: English

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  • Kristin Keren

    Language: English

    Gender: Female
    Born: 10/28/1935
    City of Birth: Lwów, Poland
    Ghetto(s): Lwów
    Country of Interview: U.S.A

  • Lea Schabinski-Faranof

    Language: English

    Gender: Female
    Born: 2/24/1920
    City of Birth: Berlin, Germany
    Country of Interview: U.S.A

  • Violence: Holocaust survivor Milton Belfer

    Language: English

    Milton Belfer remembers when his parents were arrested and his father's beard was forcibly shaved.

  • Genocide: Holocaust survivor Itka Zygmuntowicz

    Language: English

    Holocaust survivor Itka Zygmuntowicz on the last time she saw her mother.

  • Peter Braunfeld

    Language: English

    Gender: Male
    Born: 12/12/1930
    City of Birth: Vienna, Austria
    Country of Interview: U.S.A

  • Mollie Stauber

    Language: English

    Gender: Female
    Born: 3/4/1926
    City of Birth: Bilky, Czechoslovakia
    Ghetto(s): Berehovo, Czechoslovakia
    Camp(s): Auschwitz (Poland : Concentration Camp); Lübberstedt (Germany : Concentration Camp)
    Other Experiences: Displaced persons camps
    Country of Interview: U.S.A

Goals and Objectives

This classroom exercise is designed to help educators teach students ages 14-18 about the effects and consequences of hatred and intolerance. The exercise integrates first-person testimonies from the Institute's archive with the Pyramid of Hate, a curricular tool developed by the Anti-Defamation League for its A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute. Through this exercise, students will explore their own attitudes about, and experiences with, prejudice; examine the individual's roles and responsibilities regarding ethnic, racial, and religious bias; think critically about examples of prejudiced attitudes, acts of prejudice, discrimination, violence, and genocide.

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