One Page Memorials to Victims & Survivors


Inspired by their teacher’s summer journey to Poland with Echoes & Reflections, 7th grade students in Chelsea, Alabama embarked on an intensive study of the Holocaust. Students participated in literature circles by reading and discussing in small groups Ruth Minsky Sender’s The Cage, Ruth Gruener’s Destined to Live, Joe Kubert’s Yossel, or R.J. Palacio’s White Bird. Students concluded the unit in their English Language Arts unit by writing literary analysis essays, crafting poetry based on Lydia Tischler’s testimony, and creating a memorial to a Holocaust victim or survivor. Group gallery walks on the memorials were cut short due to school closure from the Coronavirus outbreak, but students were still able to share their tribute to their victim or survivor with their classmates through online platforms. Adaliyah’s piece is a tribute to survivor Dorotka Goldstein.

School: Chelsea Middle School

Teacher: Charlsie Wigley

Grade: 7th Grade

Location: Chelsea, Alabama, United States


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