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My Doll – from the Memories of Yael Rosner

Grades 1-2

This unit is part of a series of online educational units on select topics within Holocaust education. In these unique educational environments, we present a variety of teaching aids and auxiliary materials to assist the educator in teaching the subject, offering educators not only the historical information they need, but also the pedagogical tools to facilitate the lesson. The format allows educators to choose from the range of materials offered: lesson plans, presentations, archival materials, filmed testimonies, historical clips, Pages of Testimony and primary source materials (documents, photographs, diaries, maps, etc.), as well as video lectures.

Yael Rosner's story, titled in book form "My Doll"  is adapted especially for younger children (grades 1-2). It allows for study about the Holocaust, focusing on the subjects of struggle, survival and revival. It emphasizes subject matters which allows the children to empathize, and acknowledge the significance of imagination and creativity inherent in the process of hiding and coping as a child during the Holocaust.

The story omits reference to gruesome events. Rather, it shows the students the everyday experiences of a girl who is confined to a cellar hiding from the Nazis, and coping with the situation with the help of, among others, improvised toys, imagination, and warmth and love.

The book is especially suited for study during the time period leading to the Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) and can facilitate the teachers in teaching and conveying this complex and sensitive subject, since the story is equally touching to both children and adults.

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