Witnessing Jim Crow

 USC Shoah Foundation
Grade Level:
  University -  University
Estimated completion time:
 1.5 hour(s)
Standards Addressed:
Subject Area:
 Civics & Government, Freshman Seminar, Government, Holocaust & Genocide Studies, Humanities, United States History

Many survivors of the Holocaust left Europe after the end of World War II. Those who emigrated from Europe had to adjust to new languages, new customs, and new social expectations when they arrived. Some survivors who immigrated to the United States encountered racism and prejudice and grappled with its repercussions in a variety of ways. This module will examine the testimonies of survivors of the Holocaust who resettled to the United States and will examine the repercussions of racism and race-based prejudice.

This module could be used in course that focus on U.S. History, Civics & Government, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, and/or Humanities, to name a few. It could also be used in a Freshman Seminar addressing a variety of topics and writing-related skills.

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