Every year, some of Angela Gottesburen’s high school seniors enter an essay contest held by the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education. This year, the students are using testimony from USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive to help craft their responses.The 2016 prompt for the Midwest Center’s annual White Rose Student Essay Contest, open to 8th-12th graders, asks students to explore how one Jewish survivor was affected by the Nazis’ anti-Jewish propaganda.
/ Thursday, April 21, 2016
The newest activity in IWitness draws on testimonies of Holocaust survivors to spark students’ reflection on how identity, and the struggle to hide it, can affect people from all walks of life.
iwitness, IWitness activity, Claudia Wiedeman / Thursday, April 21, 2016
Professor Dan Stone, Royal Holloway, University of London, offered a global perspective of the origins and history of concentration camps.
cagr, discussion, lecture, presentation / Thursday, April 21, 2016
In this lecture, Professor Atina Grossmann addresses a transnational Holocaust story that remarkably – despite several decades of intensive scholarly and public attention to the history and memory of the Shoah – has remained essentially untold, marginalized in both historiography and commemoration.
cagr, discussion, presentation, lecture / Thursday, April 21, 2016
Helena Horowitz describes her struggle to hide the fact that she was Jewish as a young girl. This clip is part of the new IWitness activity Narratives of Identity: In the Open or In the Shadows?
clip / Thursday, April 21, 2016