The Human Experience of Auschwitz
- 1 class period
Designed to introduce your students to the history of the Auschwitz concentration camp complex, this activity uses survivor testimony to help students build their knowledge of and reflect on the experiences of prisoners at one of the most significant sites in the Holocaust.
The activity can be completed in preparation for International Holocaust Remembrance Day, held annually on January 27 to mark the liberation of Auschwitz, or it can complement and deepen other learning about the Holocaust, such as study of Elie Wiesel’s Night.
- gain knowledge of and reflect on the experiences of prisoners at Auschwitz
- develop historical empathy by engaging with multiple survivor testimonies
- employ media skills by researching on Re:Collection
How to use this activity in class
Download the Auschwitz Activity Instructions to view the classroom instructions.
This activity is completed using our digital resource, Re:Collection.