Eugenia Fischer – The Story behind the Document (suitable for high school and up).
This session is based on a PowerPoint presentation and requires an LCD projector.
At a time when the survivors are departing from our midst, we are called upon to think and create new, engaging ways to keep their memory alive and vibrant.
This unique session is based on a study of a short official document, found by the daughter of Eugenia Fischer, a Holocaust survivor who never spoke about her experiences. Educators and students will be invited to systematically research every notion, name and place mentioned in the document in order to recreate the story of a woman as well as a whole period in the history of the Holocaust.
Beyond this particular case study, the session models a way of teaching/learning about the Holocaust focusing on a research of one single artifact or document.