Walter Loebenberg - Refugee Experiences during the Holocaust

 Florida Holocaust Museum
Grade Level:
  9 -  10
Estimated completion time:
 2 hour(s)
Standards Addressed:
 SS.912.W.7.6; SS.912.W.7.8; SS.912.W.7.11; LAFS.910.SL.1.1; LAFS.910.SL.2.4; LAFS.910.SL.2.5; LAFS.910.L.3.4; LAFS.910.L.3.6; LAFS.910.RH.1.1; LAFS.910.W.2.5; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.1; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.6; see more in Tool Kit
Subject Area:
 History, Civics & Government, Contemporary World Issues, English Language Arts, European History, Government, Holocaust & Genocide Studies, World History

This activity provides students with an opportunity to analyze how individual lives were affected by Nazi ideology and policies. It acquaints students with the definition of a Holocaust survivor that includes pre-WWII refugees, and helps them examine the complexity of decisions faced by refugees as well as the challenges of starting a new life elsewhere. It helps students understand how refugees participate in creating the fabric of society in their new country.

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