The International School for Holocaust Studies
Kindergarten and Elementary School
- The Daughter We Had Always Wanted: The Story of Marta
- I Wanted to Fly Like a Butterfly
- Today The Siren Cried For Me
Marta was a young Jewish child who lived in Czortkow, Poland. At the tender age of eight, Marta was sent by
her mother to live under an assumed identity with a non-Jewish family in Warsaw who risked their lives to
protect her. After the Holocaust, Marta immigrated to Israel and began to rebuild her life despite various
hardships. Today, Marta Goren is a great grandmother who lives in Rehovot, Israel.
In this age-appropriate memoir, Marta recalls her childhood experiences before, during and after the Holocaust.
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A tender account of the Holocaust through the eyes of a young survivor. Hanna Gofrit recalls her childhood in Poland and how her life dramatically changed when the Nazis occupied her country and sought to destroy her people. Hanna lived to tell the story thanks to a brave Polish family who sheltered Hanna and her mother for two years until the end of the war.
The unit contains:
hardback book with color and black-and-white illustrations A teacher’s manual with age-appropriate guidelines for discussion
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This is a touching collection of poems dealing with the memory of the Holocaust. The author is an educator and psychologist who is familiar with the inner world of the child, comprehending children’s perception and emotions alike. Her poems concern objects that children encounter in their nearby surroundings: A picture, candles, a Star of David, sirens and more. In clear, sensitive language, she uses these objects to convey information, explanations and feelings concerning the Holocaust in refined and tempered tones, encouraging the child to absorb, process, internalize and remember the message the poems bear. The book allows readers to proceed laong the time axis, from yesterday to tomorrow, always maintaining their optimism and faith.
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