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Yom HaShoah: Holocaust Remembrance Day: Online Resources

Holocaust Remembrance Day

Teacher's Resources

Discussion Point

Get students talking about this poem from the Facing History and Ourselves Guide to Exploring Survivors Testimony.  Find the discussion questions for the poem and other lesson plans by clicking the link.

FOR YOM HA’SHOAH

Come, take this giant leap with me
into the other world . . . the other place
where language fails and imagery defies,
denies man’s consciousness . . . and dies
upon the altar of insanity.
Come, take this giant leap with me
into the other world . . . the other place
and trace the eclipse of humanity . . .
where children burned while mankind stood by
and the universe has yet to learn why
. . . has yet to learn why.

 

By Sonia Weitz, a Holocaust survivor
(Excerpted from I Promised I Would Tell)

 

 

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