Combatting anti-semitism with education
A Holocaust Journey: Lessons We Learned (30 mins) is a documentary that presents a group of students and their professors who traveled to Germany and Poland with the aim of trying to comprehend the reality of the Holocaust. Footage shot at the locations visited includes commentary by a Holocaust survivor, the students, their professors and knowledgable guides. The film is a meaningful record that captures the voices and perspectives of the students and it conveys this difficult history in an engaging manner.
At this moment of rising anti-semitism, it's vital to confront implicit bias with education.
Our documentary will be an innovative educational resource featuring interactive multimedia resources to teach the difficult history of the Holocaust across grade levels. The New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education collaborated with the filmmakers to create a toolkit that will enable teachers to align the film with classroom content and provide opportunities for connections within the course curriculum. Regardless of the amount of time the teacher has to teach the subject of the Holocaust - whether a week-long unit or a semester-long course - this resource is designed to allow the teacher to find ways in which the film and resource suggestions can enhance classroom learning.
A Holocaust Journey: Lessons We Learned Toolkit focuses on the following essential historical and pedagogical themes:
1) Historical background of the Holocaust
2) The Wannsee Conference
3) Non-Jewish victims
4) Survivor testimony
5) Concentration and death camps
6) Rescuers and the risks they took
7) The Next Generation
8) Lessons Learned