The Holocaust is woven into the very existence of those who lived during that time some seven decades ago. Today, young people’s knowledge of this horrific chapter of history is limited by educators’ choices in planning their classroom curriculum. Although the mandate of “Never Again” has proved difficult to achieve, the lessons of the Holocaust remain relevant and significant in the lives of youth, including the dangers of silence, the consequences of indifference, and the responsibility to protect the vulnerable. Through programs and curriculum, ADL helps educators bring these lessons to life for students.
Programs and resources for educators, students, community leaders, and familes that explore the enduring impact of the Holocaust and apply its lessons to contemporary issues of prejudice and moral decision making.
Echoes and Reflections prepares educators to teach about the Holocaust in a way that stimulates engagement and critical thinking while providing opportunities for students to see the relevance of this complex history to their own lives.
Echoes and Reflections includes professional development offerings, a comprehensive Teacher's Resource Guide, visual history testimonies, and an expansive website with supplementary multimedia assets and supportive tools for secondary educators.
Anne Frank was a young victim of the Nazis during the Holocaust, when 6 million Jews, including 1.5 million children, were systematically murdered during World War II in Nazi-occupied Europe. Anne has become one of the most well-known victims of the Holocaust because of the diary she kept during her time in hiding before being captured by the Nazis.
Anne was born on June 12,1929. As persecutions of Jews increased in July 1942, the family went into hiding in secret rooms in Anne's father's office building when she was 13 years old. After two years of hiding, the family was betrayed and transported to concentration camps. Anne and her sister, Margot, were eventually transferred to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where they both died of typhus in March 1945. Anne gained international fame posthumously after her diary was found and published by her father, Otto Frank.
Discover ways to teach about her experience, and attend upcoming professional development from Echoes and Reflections to receive historical context, classroom resources, and instructional tools for teaching the Diary of Anne Frank effectively.