Questions I Am Asked About the Holocaust

Author: Hédi Fried

Publisher: Scribe Publications

ISBN: 1925693449

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

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‘There are no stupid questions, nor any forbidden ones, but there are some questions that have no answer.’ Hédi Fried was nineteen when the Nazis snatched her family from their home in Eastern Europe and transported them to Auschwitz, where her parents were murdered and she and her sister were forced into hard labour until the end of the war. Now ninety-four, she has spent her life educating young people about the Holocaust and answering their questions about one of the darkest periods in human history. Questions like, ‘How was it to live in the camps?’, ‘Did you dream at night?’, ‘Why did Hitler hate the Jews?’, and ‘Can you forgive?’. With sensitivity and complete candour, Fried answers these questions and more in this deeply human book that urges us never to forget and never to repeat.

Nonfiction Matters

Author: Stephanie Harvey

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571100725

Category: Education

Page: 236

View: 1894


A guide to bringing nonfiction into the curriculum in third through eighth-grade classrooms, with strategies and ideas for reading nonfiction, conducting research, and writing reports.

The Discovery

Author: Eva Fischer-Dixon

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469119749

Category: Fiction

Page: 241

View: 7645


At the height of her popularity Chava Diamond receives the tragic news of the passing of her beloved mother. To lay her beloved mother to rest, Chava must travel back to her native country, a task itself that she would rather not but she must do under the circumstances. In the company of her friend, she travels to Budapest, Hungary where she receives a letter from a strange man, written by her dying mother. In that letter, her mother reveals some disturbing details that until then were unknown to Chava. The letter describes the details of her mothers survival of the Holocaust and leaves three wishes for Chava to fulfill. While doing so, her journey takes her from Hungary to Poland and to Israel. On her journey to comply with her mothers final wishes, she discovers horrifying details of her familys past, present and perhaps even her own future. In Hungary she encounters a mysterious Palestinian man, Abdul, and in Poland she meets another handsome man, Avi who inadvertently draws her into the world of terrorism, kidnapping and romance. Perhaps, just perhaps, her mothers final wishes were more than just for Chava to discover her familys past. Perhaps her mothers final wishes were for Chava discover something else, something that she was destined to discover for herself.

Social Studies Today

Author: Walter C. Parker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317538269

Category: Education

Page: 310

View: 9463


Social Studies Today will help educators—teachers, curriculum specialists, and researchers—think deeply about contemporary social studies education. More than simply learning about key topics, this collection invites readers to think through some of the most relevant, dynamic, and challenging questions animating social studies education today. With 12 new chapters highlighting recent developments in the field, the second edition features the work of major scholars such as James Banks, Diana Hess, Joel Westheimer, Meira Levinson, Sam Wineburg, Beth Rubin, Keith Barton, Margaret Crocco, and more. Each chapter tackles a specific question on issues such as the difficulties of teaching historical thinking in the classroom, responding to high-stakes testing, teaching patriotism, judging the credibility of Internet sources, and teaching with film and geospatial technologies. Accessible, compelling, and practical, these chapters—full of rich examples and illustrations—showcase some of the most original thinking in the field, and offer pre- and in-service teachers alike a panoramic window on social studies curricula and instruction and new ways to improve them. Walter C. Parker is Professor and Chair of Social Studies Education and (by courtesy) Professor of Political Science at the University of Washington, Seattle.

From the Unthinkable to the Unavoidable

Author: Carol Rittner,John K. Roth

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313296833

Category: Religion

Page: 220

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Well-known scholars of the Holocaust reflect on why they began to study the Holocaust and how their thinking has changed over the years.

Wrestling with God

Author: Steven T. Katz,Shlomo Biderman,Gershon Greenberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199885206

Category: History

Page: 704

View: 363


This volume presents a wide-ranging selection of Jewish theological responses to the Holocaust. It will be the most complete anthology of its sort, bringing together for the first time: (1) a large sample of ultra-orthodox writings, translated from the Hebrew and Yiddish; (2) a substantial selection of essays by Israeli authors, also translated from the Hebrew; (3) a broad sampling of works written in English by American and European authors. These diverse selections represent virtually every significant theological position that has been articulated by a Jewish thinker in response to the Holocaust. Included are rarely studied responses that were written while the Holocaust was happening.

The Holocaust

Author: Linda S Katz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317948718

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 344

View: 6273


Comprised of a wide breadth of scholarly materials and diverse articulations, The Holocaust: Memories, Research, Reference will help you guide others in Holocaust research and show you how you can avoid contributing to the popularization and trivialization of the Holocaust. You’ll find in it poems by the prolific American poet, Lyn Lifshin; an essay by Arnost Lustig; work by Roselle Chartock; commentary by Howard Israel on the controversial Pernkopf Atlas; writing on the historian’s role by Michael Marrus, a top Holocaust scholar; and views on linguistic distortions by Sanford Berman, the well-known cataloger. In addition, you’ll read about: the U.S. Memorial Holocaust Museum preparing a Holocaust unit for high school students incorporating contemporary Holocaust articles into Holocaust study Holocaust “webliographies” comparative genocide studies and the future of Holocaust research Holocaust denial literature Holocaust reference work in its preferred form doesn’t substitute method, empiricism, and quantification for substance, emotion, and qualitative discussion. This form is captured and preserved for the benefit of future survivors and scholars in The Holocaust: Memories, Research, Reference. Informed by years of experience and suffering, it will take you and your library visitors to the heart of research and allow you to re-search the human heart.