Tolerance for Kids

Further Reading

Books and Web Sites about the Holocaust

I Never Saw Another Butterfly: Children’s Drawings and Poems from Terezin Concentration Camp 1942-1944, by Hana Volavkova (Editor)

This book contains drawings and poetry of children imprisoned at a ghetto in Czechoslovakia called Terezin, from 1941-1945.  See through the eyes of children what life was like in the ghetto.  The poems and drawings by these children reveal a maturity beyond their years.  This book is a haunting reminder of what no child should ever have to see.  Click Here to read more about this book on Amazon.

Child of the Warsaw Ghetto, by David A. Adler

This book is an excellent way to start teaching elementary-aged children about the Holocaust.  Orphaned as a young child, Froim Baum found himself sneaking out of the ghetto to buy food to smuggle to family and friends.  Sent to Dachau concentration camp, he was later liberated by American soldiers and survived.
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More Suggested Reading for Younger Audiences

Diary of a Young Girl, by Anne Frank
Anne Frank Remembered, by Miep Gies
Memories of Anne Frank, by Alison Leslie Gold
Passage to Freedom, The Sugihara Story, by Ken Mochizuki
One More Border: The True Story of One Family’s Escape from War-Torn Europe, by William Kaplan
Hilde and Eli: Children of the Holocaust, by David A. Adler
Number the Stars, by Lois Lowry
Rescue: The Story of How Gentiles Saved Jews in the Holocaust, by Milton Meltzer
The Hiding Place, by Corrie Tenboom

Web Sites about Tolerance and Diversity

US Holocaust Memorial Museum

Anne Frank Center USA

USC Shoah Foundation Institute

Southern Poverty Law Center

Holocaust Teacher Resource Center

Students Against Violence Everywhere
Kids, you can start a S.A.V.E. (Students Against Violence Everywhere) club in your very own classroom! This web site will connect you and your teachers with other kids in classrooms all over cyberspace!

Do Something
If you want to make a difference in your community, you can join DO SOMETHING! If you visit this web site, you will find out about how to become a positive activist for change.

Facing History and Ourselves
A national, educational and professional development organization whose mission is to engage students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and antisemitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry.  Includes information regarding workshops, seminars, links and resources.

A private organization directed by David Goldman, which monitors the online activity of organized hate groups.  Originally a Harvard University library project, soon the scope of this guide grew into this activist oriented organization.  CAUTION: This site includes links to large numbers of racist and militant groups, including those of the Ku Klux Klan, Nazis, skinheads and Holocaust deniers.

A Teachers Guide to the Holocaust

The Teachers Guide to the Holocaust web site is produced and maintained by the Florida Center for Instructional Technology located in the College of Education at the University of South Florida in Tampa.  It includes:

•  A timeline, documents, photographs, glossary terms, and links to related web sites integrated into a single multimedia project.
•  Historical information categorized under the titles: “victims, perpetrators, bystanders, resisters, rescuers, liberators, survivors, children.”
•  Information about art, literature, and music related to the Holocaust
•  A collection of student activities for use in the classroom.
•  A collection of teacher resources, including: abstracts of articles from the ERIC database, annotated bibliography and videography, links to Holocaust-related primary source documents on the web, glossary, a gallery of photographs, artwork and maps, information about professional development, Holocaust-related educational software, and links to other Holocaust Museums and web sites.

DISCLAIMER: Verbal and/or written permission has been received from each of these organizations listed here to link to their sites and to use their logos.