Join Holocaust survivor Paula Lebovics, students, and teachers who traveled to Poland for the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz Commemoration to learn about the importance of remembrance and why the past is ever present today. Our Virtual Experience will enable your students to explore the rich history of Jewish life in Poland before the Holocaust, visit authentic memorial sites, and discuss the consequences of hatred and intolerance.
Use the following activities to extend the learning. The pre-activities provide background to prepare your students for the Virtual Experience. The post activities enable your students to consider what they learned and to further discuss and apply the lessons.
Pre-Virtual Experience Activities
Jewish Life: Diversity and Experience
Provides an understanding of Jewish life before the war and background on the meaning of the Holocaust and key events.
Information Quest: Paula Lebovics
Students will connect with Paula Lebovics, who is featured in the Virtual Experience.
Arrival at Auschwitz: Images and Quest
Provides a deeper understanding of the personal experiences of Auschwitz survivors.
Post-Virtual Experience Activities
The Past is Present
Students will reflect on the themes and lessons of the Virtual Experience.
Information Quest: Roman Kent
Students will learn more about the life and spirit of Roman Kent, one of the survivors highlighted in the Virtual Experience.
Learn about the resistance efforts at Auschwitz and build understanding about resistance in the context of the Holocaust.