Welcome to the seventh issue of Teaching the Legacy, the e-newsletter of the International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem. This issue focuses on the Righteous Among the Nations, those who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust. The main article covers the educational potential of teaching this subject in the classroom, and provides examples of specific historical cases. Accompanying the article are two resources touching on the Righteous Among the Nations – one on the film “Schindler’s List” and the second on the female protectors of Anne Frank. This e-newsletter also includes a section of book reviews, as well as updates on recent events and activities in the “What’s New” sections. We hope you will find this newsletter of interest and we look forward to your feedback.
Duration: 1.5 hours
On July 6, 1942, Anne Frank and her family moved into the empty annex of her father Otto’s office, where they remained in hiding for over two years. Four people knew of their hiding and assisted them, risking their own lives. This lesson plan focuses on two of them – Miep Gies and Bep Voskujl – who have since been recognized as Righteous among the Nations.