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Using the Study Unit "Everyday Life in the Warsaw Ghetto - 1941" in the Classroom

The Warsaw ghetto was the largest ghetto under Nazi rule, housing at its peak as many as 450,000 Jews. In this film Sheryl Silver-Ochayon presents the study unit for high school ages, “Everyday Life in the Warsaw Ghetto – 1941”, designed at the International School for Holocaust Studies. By juxtaposing rare photos taken by a German soldier in the ghetto during 1941 with testimony and documentation of Jews, we get a deeper picture of the life and death within the ghetto walls.

Sheryl Silver-Ochayon is a staff member at the International School for Holocaust Studies, Yad Vashem.

Pedagogical objectives

  • Teach the Holocaust as a human story, in accordance with the educational philosophy of the International School for Holocaust Studies.
  • Implement multiple sources to create a fuller context to the Warsaw ghetto, as depicted at one point in time (1941).
  • Consider deeper aspects of photography-as-documentation: what the photo reveals, what it hides.

Teaching aids