Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, is observed each year on the 27th day of the Hebrew month of Nissan and coincides with the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. This year, Yom Hashoah falls on April 16th. 
Echoes and Reflections provides teachers and their students with opportunities to learn about the armed resistance of partisans, ghetto inhabitants, and camp prisoners, as well as the spiritual and cultural resistance efforts that, despite all odds, were widespread during the Holocaust. Connect Yom Hashoah with the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and lessons about Jewish and non-Jewish resistance efforts during the Holocaust using testimony and resources available in Echoes and Reflections. Use the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and Genocide Awareness and Prevention month as additional subject areas to explore in your classroom.
From the Echoes and Reflections Teacher's Resource Guide and Website:
Lesson 6: Jewish Resistance
Holocaust survivor, Roman Kent, describes his involvement in a slowdown strike as a way of resisting Nazi power. He enumerates the other forms of resistance that he witnessed in the Lodz ghetto, including the formation of a symphony orchestra and education.
Lesson 7: Rescuers and Non-Jewish Resistance
Rescue and aid provider, Renee Scott, provided false identification cards to Jews. Despite being arrested, questioned, imprisoned in a concentration camp, and beaten for her underground activities, she expresses that she felt that it was her responsibility to participate in these rescue efforts.
From IWitness:
IWitness Information Quest

In her testimony, Helen Fagin shares that she organized a clandestine school in the Radomsko ghetto. Using IWitness, students can engage with Helen's story by creating a word cloud, personal reflection, or video project and share it with their classmates.

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