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Regardless of Destiny. A Human in the Midst of Totalitarianism (based on film and interview of Centropa with «Haya Leia Detinko»)

Lesson plan

This lesson plan was devised to introduce the life of Haya Leia to pupils and to help them analyze the difficult situation she faced in the midst of totalitarian state...

10, 11

Smart visual media and cultural heritage. Thinglink: an immersive and innovative tool to explore Jewish cemeteries

Methodology, Lesson plan
History, National and ethnic studies, Judaism, Art / Art history, Sociology

This short article is aimed at presenting a user- friendly visual media tool, ThingLink, as a catalyst to implement Jewish cemeteries into motivating and immersive History lessons.

Emma Abbate...

Scavenger hunt

History, Religion / Ethics

This scavenger hunt was designed for Mitzvah Day 2021 where the theme was "Gedenken", Remembrance. The students were 8th graders and had to look for information about Centropa interview information...


Onsite Learning: A special approach to Generation Z

History, other projects

This PowerPoint offers an overview of how to create an onsite learning experience for students, what to consider as you plan, and some of the challenges you may face.

10, 11, 12, 9


History, other projects

The broad theme of these lessons is human connection, and a more specific theme is promises: how people keep promises, or don’t, and what happens in either situation. Students are...

10, 11, 12, 7, 8, 9

Return to Rivne: Stations Lesson

Using Return to Rivne as the centerpiece, this lesson uses stations for students to explore the geography, pre-war life, Roma people, the family that hid Shelly and Raya, the toys...

6, 7, 8

What We Live is History

English, History
“What We Live is History,” can be used in social studies, history, English, and other classes. This lesson challenges students to consider that their lives now will one day be...
10, 11, 12, 6, 7, 8, 9

The Jewish Life in Poland in the 20th Century

English Project

Submitted by Eden Degerzi and Yuval Ravid-Tal (11th Grade)

English Teacher and Project Designer: Sylvia Asher

Ironi "Tet" High- School, Tel-Aviv

The  Jewish Life in  Poland...

Jewish Life in Germany: the Erna Goldmann Story

Jewish life was part of Germany and German culture in the 19th and beginning 20th century, but disappeared with the Nazi-Regime in 1933. Using the Erna Goldmann film, From Frankfurt...
10, 11, 9

Centropa Biography Film/Stolpersteine Assignment

History, other projects
In this project, students work in pairs to read Centropa biographies, create a 5 minute video about the interviewee, and design a Stolpersteine (commemorative stone) for them.
6, 7, 8, 9

Looking back: A child’s recollections of the Holocaust through the eyes of the children of today

In this cross-cultural project, three Jewish school teachers assigned their students to read the same text using slightly different assignments. Students in all classes produced art in response to the...
10, 11, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Getting to know and “adopting” my neighborhood

Religion / Ethics, History
A year-long project that includes several parts—making videos and a photograph tour of the local Jewish history in Thessaloniki, creating a Holocaust library for the school, creating an exhibition for...
10, 11, 12, 9

Greek Jewry of Thessaloniki

English, History
The subject of the script concerns the acquisition of knowledge of local history, focusing our attention on the multiculturalism of Thessaloniki and especially on the existence of a prosperous Jewish...
8, 9

Diary and Memoir Project

An interdisciplinary lesson is designed to expose students to important responses to historical and social events and enable students to explore the following statement of inquiry: In times of social...
6, 7, 8

Could you be righteous?

Civic activism, History
Students will understand who were Righteous Among the Nations – people who not only saved Jews but risked their lives while doing that. They will be introduced the basic stages...
10, 11, 12

Jewish People and Gentiles

Civic activism, History
Our textbooks have very little information on the Holocaust. Students are familiar with the impacts of the Holocaust in Germany and Poland but they know very little about Eastern European...
10, 11, 6, 7, 8, 9


Students will explore the concept of “Forgiveness” while studying the Holocaust. Using a Centropa Film and the book “The Sunflower: On The Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness," students will explore...

Renee Molho –Α bookstore in six chapters


The Jewish community of Thessaloniki was one of the Jewish communities in Europe that were completely destroyed during the Holocaust (94% of its members were murdered in Auschwitz-Birkenau). After the...

10, 11, 9

Searching for the lost World

Geography, History, Religion / Ethics
1 - 4, 10, 11, 12, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, University

Teaching and Learning about the Holocaust in the Republic of Croatia

1 - 4, 10, 11, 12, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, University

Hot to use 'El otro Camino' in an intercultural context

1 - 4, 10, 11, 12, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Holocaust Memorial Center for the Jews of Macedonia

1 - 4, 10, 11, 12, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, University

Lesson plan Zahor- Remember

German language, History
A lesson plan developed by three German teachers.
10, 11, 12, 7, 8, 9

Matilda Kalef - Three Promises

1. This particular lesson is suitable for teaching about the Holocaust, since students will have the opportunity to learn that the Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder...
10, 11, 12, 8, 9

Me and the Society

Civic activism, History, Literature
“Me and the Society” is a lesson plan for students at the Primary School in order to develop understanding of the notion of being active in the community. They discuss...
1 - 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Why is a civic society important?

Civic activism
10, 11, 12

La Benevolencija: Reaching Out to Welcome In

11, 12

Journeys - The Kinderstransport

10, 11, 12, 9

Two person poetry


Film response to a Centropa film

10, 11, 12, 9