One Page Memorials to Victims & Survivors


Inspired by their teacher’s summer journey to Poland with Echoes & Reflections, students in Ms. Wigley’s 7th grade ELA class engaged in a study of the Holocaust through literature circles. In literature circles, students read from Ruth Minsky Sender’s The Cage, Ruth Gruener’s Destined to Live, Joe Kubert’s Yossel, or R.J. Palacio’s White Bird. At the end of the unit, they wrote literary essays, crafted poems based on Lydia Tischler’s testimony, and created one-page memorials to a Holocaust survivor or victim. Chloe’s art is based on the story of victim Ita Grynbaum from Starachowice, Poland.

School: Chelsea Middle School

Teacher: Charlsie Wigley

Grade: 7th Grade

Location: Chelsea, Alabama, United States


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