Youth Voices and Resistance

This module offers an opportunity to examine the Holocaust through the lens of the experiences of children. As its most tragic victims, Jewish youth were also critical chroniclers of events and resilient resisters. Led by Senior MOT Presenter Mark Katrikh, experience the "Bella Letter" activity which offers a poignant lens into the true story of the teenage secretary of the secret "Jewish Students Group" in Brussels, and her tragic fate. Gain unique access to select Museum archival treasures and resources from the Museum's Remember the Children collection.

Special Guest Speaker:
Margo Gutstein, Simon Wiesenthal Center archivist

You will receive:

  • Copies of Digital artifacts referenced 
  • The program's custom digital journal
  • Related Lesson Plan Remember the Children 

Upcoming Open Enrollment Session Dates:

  • May 4, 2020 at 3:00 PM (2 hours) REGISTER

  • May 18, 2020 at 3:00 PM (2 hours) REGISTER

Book this Program for your Group:

Contact us to request this program for your group on a date that works for you. Minimum 25 participants required.

Let our Youth Educators facilitate the "Bella Letter" activity for your students!

In Holocaust education, students resonate especially with modules that examine the Holocaust through the lenses and voices of other children. As the Holocaust's most tragic victims, children were also resilient resisters. This 60 minute module led by a skilled MOT Youth Educator offers an interactive investigation of the precious artifact "The Bella Letter." More than a close reading, students will analyze for information and learn about the poignant true story of the secret teenage "Jewish Students Group" in Brussels, and Bella's tragic fate.

This 60 minute module features digital artifacts, interactive activities, and take-home materials.

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