Over 225 photographs record Anne Frank's world, documenting the rise to power of Hitler and the Nazi
Party, whose systematic elimination of over six million Jews included Anne Frank and her family. Includes Teacher Workbook.
Through the perspective of Margot Frank, a fictional novel follows Anne Frank's family from their days in
Germany through their move to Amsterdam, their struggles with the social changes they faced, and finally
into their years of hiding in the attic.
Francine Prose argues that the diary of Anne Frank is as much a deliberate work of art as it is an historical
record, noting its literary merits and thoroughly investigating the diary's unique afterlife as one of the
world's most read, and banned, books.
Famous authors and illustrators present a collection of prose and poetry exploring aspects of peace, from
issues of personal and community violence to international conflict, the bombing of Hiroshima and
Nagasaki, and the environmental dangers of nuclear proliferation.
This moving photo documentary shows the everyday lives of the Jewish people in twenty-eight
communities in Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, the U.S.S.R. and Yugoslavia. During the winter of 1984-1985, Yale Strom and Brian Blue traveled behind the Iron Curtain to discover these diminished yet thriving Jewish communities.
The unit is inspired by the testimonies of Dr. Leon Bass, Martin Schiller, and John Weil. It centers their voices to invite students to think about comparative historical analysis. Students engage in close, empathetic listening, read primary texts, and analyze historical scholarship, particularly James Q. Whitman’s book Hitler’s American Model. Lesson materials are designed to be intellectually rigorous and accessible to students with a variety of learning styles. They convey key elements of the Fortunoff interview methodology to help students listen to testimony in ways that combine solidarity with survivors and critical analysis. Throughout the unit, students learn not to compare individual suffering but to focus their inquiry on race laws in the United States and Nazi Germany in the 1930s, exploring how the construct of race was codified and used to limit and deny citizenship rights to German Jews and Black Americans.
Features vintage newsreel footage, photographs and a rare home movie to look beyond the celebrated pages of Anne Frank's diary. Includes interviews with her friends, family and protector, Miep Gies.
Run Time: 117 minutes
Hiding Otto Frank and his family in an Amsterdam office building during World War II, Miep Gies shares a remarkable story of courage and devastation along with the special friendship of a young girl whose memory remains in hearts across the world.
Run Time: 540 minutes
The story of a remarkable young girl during WW II, told through the eyes of a boy who has fallen into the neo-Nazi movement. He has been whisked away into 1944 to live alongside her as a Jew.
Run Time: 58 minutes
As the Nazi killing machine engulfed Europe with terror, thousands of Jehovah's Witnesses suffered brutal persecution. The reason: they stood firm in their beliefs and boldly spoke out against the cruelty of Nazism. For this, thousands of Jehovah's Witnesses were thrown into Nazi concentration camps. In this video, 10 European and American historians and more than 20 Witness survivors of the period, join in relating their story of courage and triumph against Hitler's religious onslaught. This kit provides a DVD and a VHS copy of the documentary video and a study guide for teacher use.
Run Time: 28 minutes
The first film, Beautiful Music, is an intimate and poignant look at the relationship between an Orthodox Jewish music teacher and her autistic Palestinian student. The second, In Search of Peace, chronicles the
first two decades of Israel's existence.
Run Time: 112 minutes
Narrated by Kevin Costner, this film examines the resurgence of violent Antisemitism in Europe and its
connection to international terrorism currently threatening the entire world.
Run Time: 74 minutes
This guide covers much more than just Anne Frank's life story. It is divided into sections about her and sections about WWII that include, Hitler and the Nazis, persecution, the Holocaust, and liberation and aftermath.