Welcome to the fourth issue of Teaching the Legacy, the e-newsletter of the International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem. This issue’s central theme is “Teaching the Holocaust through Literature”. The main article gives an overview of this subject, demonstrating the various ways literary texts can be used in the classroom. A lesson plan is then provided, which outlines in greater detail how to approach a sample text in the classroom. The e-newsletter also includes a section of book reviews, as well as updates on recent events and new services in the “What’s New” sections. We wish you fruitful and interesting reading, and as always we look forward to your feedback.
Eine Lebensreise durch Konzentrationslager (A Journey of Life through a Concentration Camp) - Dagmar Ostermann
Edited by Martin Krist
Verlag Turia & Kant, 2005
222 pagesThe appearance of every new biography connected with Auschwitz is of huge importance for our ability to understand this extermination center which has become a synonym for the Shoah. Holocaust survivors' memoirs enable those born after the war to identify with the innocent victims of Auschwitz and to gain a deeper insight into the events. The story of Dagmar Ostermann is unique since the hero of this story was Christian, whereas her father was Jewish. For...