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This unit consists of 27 slides, a teacher’s manual, a student workbook, and selected relevant documents suitable for cooperative learning groups and long term research projects. The slides are of photographs taken by a German soldier in the Warsaw Ghetto in September 1941. The slides, which capture the unique and little- known reality of the Ghetto’s extraordinarily difficult circumstances, and the related readings taken from diaries and other documents, enable students to gain a sense of life in the Ghetto as it was experienced by the Ghetto residents, with its dilemmas, hardships, doubts, and coping strategies. The teacher’s manual and the student’s workbook are available in Hebrew, English, Spanish, and German.
EVERY DAY LIFE IN THE WARSAW GHETTO 1941
A Study Unit for Junior High
and High School students
Edited & written by: Avraham Milgram,
Carmit Sagui & Shulamit Imber
For the edition in English: Karen Shawn
Translated by: Jerzy Michalowicz
Our thanks to Batia Dvir & Riki Bodenheimer
for their help in preparing this manuscript.
First Edition in English, October 1993
© All Rights Reserved
1993 – Yad Vashem
Notes for Slides 1-27
Notes for Slides 11 – 15
The Ghetto by Yisrael Gutman
The Character of the Ghetto
Jewish Autonomous Institutions in the Ghetto
The Situation Worsens
Death in the Ghetto