Schindler's List: Another perspective

Using Centropa’s film, So Memory Doesn’t Die, about the life of Teofila (Toska) Silberring – a Schindler Jew - this lesson enables those using Steven Spielberg’s film Schindler’s List in class to explores a) the different perspectives from which one can tell a story; b) the impact of different perspectives on our understanding of history. This lesson assumes a working knowledge of Schindler’s List.

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Teofila Silberring -- So That Memory Doesn't Die

This unique story is told to us by a woman who never left her beloved Krakow—except for the six years she lived in Nazi hell. Mrs Silberring remembers her neighborhood by door numbers--her school at this address, her synagogue over there--even the church she used to go to on Sunday's with her governess. In 1939, a life of wealth and privilege turned into a life of hell and torment. This is her story. This film was made possible thanks to grants from the The German Federal Agency for Civic Education (BPB) and the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference).

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