As we approach the 2011 Holocaust Days of Remembrance (May 1-8), I have a few more resources to add to last year’s Remembering Anne Frank post:
- Anne Frank the Writer: An Unfinished Story – From the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the resources include a beautifully done tour of Anne Frank’s diary through images and audio clips.
- Beyond Anne Frank.pdf – Created by Jennifer Norton, Regional Education Corps Member, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, to complement reading of The Diary of Anne Frank.
- The Danish Solution – From Snag Learning, this documentary film is a tribute to the “upstanders” of Denmark. It details how the Danish were able to save many of Denmark’s Jewish population when the Nazi’s Final Solution was implemented. There are even discussion questions on the page, but thanks to Holocaust Educators Network (HEN) educator Diane Williams, here are two more thought-provoking, guiding questions:
- What inspires us to act? or Why act? (I think this is a question that gets to the root of what my students have grappled with over the years when studying the Holocaust – why did some act and some did not?) This also allows them to look at fear as a motivator, principles, religious beliefs, humanitarian reasons.
- What forms of resistance are the most effective? When and Why?
- An Interview with Hannie Voyles – Coming soon!! Last month I traveled with videographer Doug Niva to Chico, California, to interview Hannie Voyles, a Holocaust survivor and former schoolmate of Anne Frank. Hannie is also the translator and contributing author of the newly released Storming the Tulips, ““A tightly-knit connection and complement to Anne Frank’s story.” I hope to have video clips online by next month.