ERIC Number: ED170780
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Resources for Teaching about the Holocaust.
Reedy, John E.
This paper asserts that the Holocaust of Nazi atrocities during World War II should be studied in high school English classes so that such events are not dismissed as historical fiction by future generations, and to help ensure that similar events do not occur. Toward this end, the paper suggests that a degree of objectivity be maintained in studying the Holocaust, indicating that such study should not concentrate exclusively on the Jewish victims, nor should "Nazi" be used as a synonym for "German." The paper highlights events during the Nazi domination of Europe with titles of historical documents, diaries, and other first-person accounts that might be used in the study of such events as extermination and concentration camp experiences, the destruction of the Warsaw Jewish Ghetto, the plight of anti-Nazi Germans, and experiences of the Nazi occupation of Poland, Rumania, Denmark, France, and Italy. (RL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the New York State English Council (28th, Rochester, New York, September 21-23, 1978)