The resources in this collection help students build background knowledge about the origins of World War II and the Holocaust that is essential to interpreting the documents and oral histories available through Ancestry. We also offer a selection of material related specifically to the United States and the Holocaust, including a unit on Americans’ responses to the 1930s refugee crisis that intersects with the theme of immigration. A selection of professional learning resources supports educators by modeling how to best incorporate survivor accounts and testimony into their teaching of this history.
This webinar is a companion to the “Americans and the Holocaust” unit. It models resources and activities from the unit and includes teaching tips.
Explore the significance of hearing testimonies from survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust.
Watch a master teacher prepare his students to engage with survivor testimony.