The Holocaust

The rise of the human spirit in the face of destruction

Interview with Markus Zusak, author of The Book Thief

The Holocaust Rescue Project

While the Holocaust resulted in one of the worst of human tragedies, it was fodder for the growth of the human spirit: Thousands of men and women RESCUERS demonstrated stong character traits and determination in their willingness to risk, sacrifice, use innovation, and share unconditionally with the Jewish population being driven from their homes. Their heroic efforts saved millions from their deaths and provided a lamp to light the Power of Tolerance in an intolerant world.


If the Holocaust was one of the greatest tragedies in human history, who were the greatest RESISTANCE WORKERS risking their own lives to save others? Who did they rescue, how did they do it, and which character traits did they reveal in their efforts? More importantly, for what reasons did they relinquish their own safety to insure the well-being of others?


Research Writing: Ravenscroft

1.Databases : Log into Gales>World History in Context and search: Jewish Resistance

2.Database: Log into The History Reference Center-EBSCO and use the search term>Fighting Hitler

3.Web: Proving Herself in the wake of the Holocaust Shulamet Lack

4.Web: Taking a Stand: The Holocaust Rescuers

5.Web: German Industrialist: Oscar Schindler

6.Video: France: Les Hommes Libres Free Men

7.Book: The Underground Reporters-Kacer, Kathy Pgs 110-116

8. Web: Teen Disguise Helps Others Barbara Rodbell

9. DVD: A Survivor Remembers

10.Map: Primary Documents of Survivor

11.Book: Anne Frank: Her Life in Words and Pictures

12.DVD: Anne Frank -Section 1

13. Book: Holocaust Pgs. 119-133

14. Book: Inside Hitler's Germany Pgs 188-189

15. Web: Teens Daring to Resist: Faye Shulman

16. Book: Shockwave: (The American Atom Bomb )Page 246-259

17. Book: War in Europe the Americans fight back with technology 43-45

18. Book: The Holocaust Pages 26-39

19. Book: Children of the Storm What was life like for this Dutch Girl? Pages 73-77

20. Book: Living in Nazi Germany Pages 88-93 -How did the boy's tolerance for Jewish friends change as he joins the Nazi Youth? Was the Father able to save him?

Works Cited

“Pasternak George.”The Auschwitz Raid ., Web. 24 Feb. 2009.