So that Memory Doesn't Die

In this 45 minute lesson, high school students explore two important aspects of survivors’ lives: 1) rebuilding their lives after living through horrors and losing their families, and 2) sharing their stories. Students will watch the Centropa film, So Memory Doesn’t Die, and read excerpts from the interview with Toska Silberring to explore how Toska rebuilt her life and why she chose to speak about her experiences. 

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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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