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/
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.
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?
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?