The Holocaust Center has partnered with the Seattle Times Newspapers In Education (NIE) Program to create and publish two series of articles.  The articles are geared towards students in grades 7-12.  Each series includes a teacher guide.

Frieda's 1940/1941 school photo. Czechoslovakia.Stories Among Us: Personal Accounts of Genocide

Published in the Seattle Times on Wednesdays, April 9 - June 11, 2008, this 10-article series focuses on the stories of individuals in our community directly affected by genocide during the past century. 

Articles in Series:

  1. Introduction
  2. Mannig's Story: A Survivor of the Armenian Genocide
  3. Morgan's Story: The Roma/Sinti
  4. Magda's Story: An Auschwitz Survivor
  5. Peter's Story: A Dutch Holocaust Survivor
  6. Frieda's Story: A Czech Holocaust Survivor
  7. Marie's Story: A Witness to the Long-term Consequences of the Rwandan Genocide
  8. Selena's Story: A Survivor of the Bosnian Genocide
  9. Agnes' Story: From Sudan to Seattle
  10. "What can we learn from the stories of Holocaust Survivors?"  - Holocaust Writing and Art Contest Winners

Teacher Guide - includes background information, discussion questions, activities, and suggested resources for each of the above articles.



Liberation at Auschwitz. Used with permission from USHMM.Studying the Holocaust: Resistance Rescue, and Survival

Published in the Seattle Times from April 19 - June 2, 2005, these 14 articles explore the Holocaust and issues relevant to today: moral courage, civil liberties, and social responsibility. Integrated into these themes are stories of local survivors. The teacher guide offers additional background information, quotes from local survivors, activities, and suggested resources. For grades 7-12.

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Intro to Teacher Guide

Chapter 1 - Overview and Intro to the Holocaust
Chapter 1 - Teacher Guide

Chapter 2 - Rise of Hitler and the Nazi Party
Chapter 2 - Teacher Guide

Chapter 3 - The Nuremberg Laws: Increasing Isolation and Persecution
Chapter 3 - Teacher Guide

Chapter 4 - Jewish Victims of the Holocaust
Chapter 4 - Teacher Guide

Chapter 5 - The "Other" Victims of the Holocaust: Roma & Sinti (Gypsies), Poles, Jehovah's Witnesses, Homosexuals, and the Handicapped
Chapter 5 - Teacher Guide

Chapter 6 - Nazi Propaganda
Chapter 6 - Teacher Guide

Chapter 7 - Auschwitz-Birkenau
Chapter 7 - Teacher Guide

Chapter 8 - Raoul Wallenberg
Chapter 8 - Teacher Guide

Chapter 9 - Danish Rescue
Chapter 9 - Teacher Guide

Chapter 10 - Kindertransport
Chapter 10 - Teacher Guide

Chapter 11 - Resistance

Chapter 12 - Spiritual Resistance
Chapter 11 & 12 - Teacher Guide

Chapter 13 - Holocaust and Human Rights
Chapter 13 - Teacher Guide

Chapter 14 - What is Liberation?
Chapter 14 - Teacher Guide