Here’s a great photo collection that showcases the strength of the human spirit instead of focusing as much on the horrors of the Holocaust.
- A curriculum guide from Yad Vashem for teaching about the Holocaust to middle school students.
- Here is a long list of activities for teaching about the Holocaust from the Florida Center for Instructional Technology
- An excellent video showing how one San Diego junior high school teacher presents a Holocaust lesson (2011).
Paper Clips (2004) is an excellent documentary about a middle school in Tennessee trying to understand the significance of the Holocaust.
Dr. Bernd Wollschlaeger describes his struggle growing up in Germany in the shadow of his Father, a highly-decorated WWII tank commander and Nazi officer. He eventually converted to Judaism, emigrated to Israel and served in the Israel Defense Forces as a Medical Officer. In this moving video he speaks of the importance of overcoming our human tendencies towards stereotyping and judgement of those different from ourselves in order to prevent seeds of hatred such as were responsible for the Holocaust.
Here’s a PDF of summaries of seven good films for teaching about the Holocaust, including My Knees were Jumping, The Port of Last Resort, Weapons of the Spirit, The White Rose, Zegota: A Time to Remember, All Jews Out, and Chronicles of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.