Children of the Holocaust: A Discussion Guide

Bias, Discrimination & Hate
Genocide & Holocaust
Jewish Culture & Anti-Semitism
Lili Silberman and Brother
Grade Level:
Middle School,
High School
Bias, Discrimination & Hate
Genocide & Holocaust
Jewish Culture & Anti-Semitism

The Survivors Speak. We are the youngest survivors of the Holocaust. We eluded the Nazi's plan for the annihilation of all Jewish children by hiding in convents and orphanages, in haylofts and attics, in cellars and sewers, on farms and in woods, in villages and cities far from our homes.

We are the “lucky” ones—the last survivors to bear witness to the Holocaust.

This discussion guide recounts the war-time experiences of three child survivors. These survivors speak for their friends and siblings—the one-and-a-half million children who were murdered during the Holocaust. The stories of the survivors are resources and activities for middle and high school students that will help in increasing their awareness of the Holocaust and how it affected the children.

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