6 episodes

From Echoes & Reflections, leaders in Holocaust education, the Human Spirit in the Holocaust podcast series shines a light on remarkable stories of courage during one of the darkest periods in human history. Each episode profiles individual stories of resilience, resistance and rescue.

This podcast series is curated specifically for middle and high school students, with each episode running approximately 15 minutes in length. Teachers will note that episodes are aligned to one or more Units within Echoes & Reflections, and can be introduced as part of classroom instruction or for independent learning and research.

For more dynamic resources to teach and study the Holocaust, please visit the Echoes & Reflections website at https://echoesandreflections.org/

The Human Spirit in the Holocaust Echoes & Reflections, Produced by Yad Vashem

    • Education

From Echoes & Reflections, leaders in Holocaust education, the Human Spirit in the Holocaust podcast series shines a light on remarkable stories of courage during one of the darkest periods in human history. Each episode profiles individual stories of resilience, resistance and rescue.

This podcast series is curated specifically for middle and high school students, with each episode running approximately 15 minutes in length. Teachers will note that episodes are aligned to one or more Units within Echoes & Reflections, and can be introduced as part of classroom instruction or for independent learning and research.

For more dynamic resources to teach and study the Holocaust, please visit the Echoes & Reflections website at https://echoesandreflections.org/

    To Infinity and Beyond - PETR GINZ

    To Infinity and Beyond - PETR GINZ

    Though physically he was imprisoned in the Theresienstadt ghetto, Petr Ginz's spirit was still able to soar, and decades later, a drawing he made in the ghetto did reach outer space. Listen and learn of Petr’s legacy of spiritual resistance and resilience.

    • 17 min
    Rescue in the Sewers - LEOPOLD SOCHA

    Rescue in the Sewers - LEOPOLD SOCHA

    As the Lwow Ghetto was being liquidated, a group of Jews hid in a place where they hoped the Germans would never find them: the sewers. They could never have survived without the help of Leopold Socha, his wife and other sewer workers.

    • 16 min
    Teaspoons of Gunpowder - WOMEN PRISONERS IN AUSCHWITZ AND THE ARMED RESISTANCE

    Teaspoons of Gunpowder - WOMEN PRISONERS IN AUSCHWITZ AND THE ARMED RESISTANCE

    Was it possible to fight back in a death camp? This is the story of women prisoners who risked their lives to steal gunpowder, teaspoon by teaspoon, in order to stage a spectacular armed uprising – the only one in the history of Auschwitz.

    • 16 min
    One Fierce Female - VLADKA MEED

    One Fierce Female - VLADKA MEED

    When the Germans condemned the Jews to live in ghettos, they cut them off from the world. To have any chance of surviving, it was vital to resist the Germans in any way possible. To have any chance of fighting back against the Germans, it was crucial to smuggle in secret information and weapons.

    • 16 min
    Boxing For His Life - VICTOR PEREZ

    Boxing For His Life - VICTOR PEREZ

    Victor "Young" Perez was a talented and celebrated Jewish boxer from North Africa. With the German occupation, Young's fame could not prevent his arrest or deportation. Was his fighting spirit enough to help him survive?

    • 16 min
    Refuge In The Circus - ADOLF ALTHOFF

    Refuge In The Circus - ADOLF ALTHOFF

    During the Holocaust, every Jew in Europe was marked for death. Options for survival were few. Those who could hide had a better chance of staying alive, but who would have the courage to help?

    • 14 min

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