Elie Wiesel’s memoir, Night, has become a standard text used in many classes to both teach about the history and human impact of the Holocaust. This lesson will help teachers and students understand the fuller historical context of the events described in Wiesel’s writing. Teachers can request physical printed Timeline Cards from the Museum.
Students will examine Anne Frank’s diary as both a historical and a deliberately-created literary text, and will understand how the Holocaust affected the lives of the Frank family. Teachers can request physical printed Timeline Cards from the Museum.
Students will examine Holocaust-era diaries as both historical and as deliberately-created literary texts, and will understand how the Holocaust affected the lives of the individuals.
The book The World Must Know provides a narrative of the Holocaust “as told in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.” Its structure mirrors that of the Museum’s Permanent Exhibition: The Holocaust.
This guide to Holocaust literature frames texts in historical context, encouraging students to understand how and why the Holocaust happened.
This bibliography provides examples for the secondary school level and includes diaries, memoirs, secondary sources, literature, graphic novels, and films.