History of Holocaust Final Exam Project

This final exam project culminates a semester of study and storytelling about Jewish life in Central Europe and the Holocaust that started with students presenting their own stories in picture collages, viewing Centropa films, and now creating films about Holocaust survivors. Using Centropa’s database, students choose one Centropa interviewee to research, reading the entire interview, viewing all of their photographs, reading Study Guide articles for historical context and other background. Using Centropa’s movie making tutorials, they learn how to save the photographs and any other visuals or audio they want to put in their film. They make a 3-5 minute movie telling the story of the survivor, using Centropa’s multimedia films as models. Each student presents his or her film to the class and includes reflections on what they learned.