This sensitive exhibit of photography and art offers a special glimpse into the private memories of 20 Alabama Holocaust survivors, revealing stories of childhoods past, lost family and friends, despair and sadness, cruelty beyond belief, bravery, the joys of liberation, and new lives in Alabama. Through bold and thought-provoking images accompanied by educational narratives, students gain a richer understanding of the history of the Holocaust and its impact on these individuals and their families.
This lesson plan is not designed to be an introduction to the Holocaust. We suggest to include this lesson as supplementary material to an existing unit that explores the Holocaust such as a study of Night, The Diary of a Young Girl, The Book Thief, or other Holocaust related literature. This would also be a great addition to a history unit that studies the Holocaust or an art class that is exploring interpretative art. Student art submissions will be accepted through April 7, 2022. Those selected will be displayed at Birmingham’s annual Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) program the evening of April 28, 2022 at Temple Beth-El. All are welcome to attend, but students whose art is chosen will receive a personal invitation.
Student Art Submissions