Holocaust Electronic Field Trip

Part 1 of the Holocaust Electronic Field Trip will be available on-demand starting March 18.

Part 2 will be broadcast LIVE in two sessions on March 26, 2024, at 9:00 a.m and 1:00 p.m. CT.

Join The National WWII Museum on an Electronic Field Trip to learn about the Holocaust through firsthand accounts and testimonies of child victims and survivors. Through this program, students will discover the broader context of the Holocaust by understanding how it happened and recognizing its tragic legacy.

Students participating in this program will have the opportunity to explore the newest Liberation Pavilion galleries at The National WWII Museum and artifacts from our collection, as well as Holocaust sites across the Atlantic. Entire classrooms can get involved with this live broadcast by submitting questions in real time to our educators and experts, and by participating in our live polls throughout the Electronic Field Trip to test your history knowledge along with other students.

Tune in this March as student reporters and Museum educators lead students on an emotional journey across the globe to critically examine these vital histories of the Holocaust and World War II.

Designed for grades 5–12.

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Vilnius

The creation of ghettos during World War II was a key part of Nazi plans to brutally persecute, separate, and eventually liquidate Europe’s Jewish population. During World War II, the word “ghetto” was appropriated to describe designated sections of Nazi-controlled cities where German authorities concentrated local Jewish populations. Historians trace the origin of the so-called Nazi “ghetto policy” to a meeting on November 12, 1938, when Hermann Göring broached the idea of erecting sealed-off ghettos to completely exclude Jews from German society. According to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Germans ultimately established at least 1,143 ghettos in the occupied eastern territories.

This video discusses the ghetto located in then Vilna, Poland, now Vilnius, Lithuania and the resistance groups that took place in the ghetto.

Hidden Children

During the Holocaust, some Jewish people were able to survive by living in hiding. Many Europeans assisted Jewish people during the war by providing them with hiding places, false identities, or even smuggling them out of parts of Nazi occupied Europe. Watch this video to learn more about Hidden Children during the Holocaust and follow the link provided below to hear from Anne Levy, a hidden child who survived. 

Listen to the story of Anne Levy whose family used Catholic papers to hide during WWII. Explore her oral history to find out more about her experience: https://www.ww2online.org/view/anne-levy

Sponsors

  • US Department of Education

  • Dale E. and Janice Davis Johnston Family

  • Isermann Foundation

  • Dow Chemical

  • Taube Philanthropies, part of the Taube Family Holocaust Education Program

Filming Partners

  • Dachau Concentration Camp and Memorial Site

  • Muzeum Treblinka

  • Warsaw Ghetto Museum

  • Nuremberg Municipal Museums – Courtroom 600 of the Palace of Justice

  • Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände

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