Memories of the Night
(Reposted to this site on 5/22/2005)
Memories of the Night
A Study of the Holocaust
by Anita Meyer Meinbach and Miriam Klein Kassenoff
Photographs by Sharon Gurman Socol
Permission to publish excerpts from this document given by
Frank Schaffer Publications, Inc.
Memories of the Night by Anita Meinbach, Miriam Klein Kassenoff is a treasure chest of Holocaust materials for teachers. The book has lesson plans for a series of books representing several aspects of the Holocaust as appropriate for various age levels. The book also includes significant background material. A link is provided to the lesson plan for Elie Wiesel Night.
Lesson plans are available for elementary through high school.
The authors are available for teacher workshops, lectures, and other presentations.
Contact Dr. Miriam Kassenoff for further information.
This book is available for purchase online.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
USING THIS BOOK
PART I: HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES
Chapter 1: A World at War: The Social, Political, and Economic Climate of Europe
Chapter 2: All Through the Night: The Holocaust Years-1933-1945
Chapter 3: A New Dawn: Liberation, Rebirth, and the Nuremberg Trials
Chapter 4: Resistance and Rescue: The Heroes and Heroines of the Holocaust
Chapter 5: Prejudice, Stereotypes, and Scapegoats
Chapter 6: To Heal the World: Ethical Issues
PART II: THE LITERATURE OF THE HOLOCAUST
Individual and Group Responsibility:
Terrible Things: An Allegory of the Holocaust
Number the Stars
Resistance and Rescue:
The Island on Bird Street
Hannah Scenes: A Song of Light
The Short Life of Sophie Scholl
Voices of the Holocaust:
The Devil’s Arithmetic
Alicia; My Story
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl and Anne Frank: Beyond the Diary
Poetry, Art, and Photographs From the Holocaust:
…I Never Saw Another Butterfly
The Children We Remember
PART III: THE HOLOCAUST: LESSONS FOR TODAY
Resources: Bibliography of Books and Videos
Holocaust Resource Centers
Anita Meyer Meinbach has been with the Dade County Public Schools for the past 10 years in various capacities. She has been a teacher, curriculum writer, and teacher trainer, providing seminars and guidance in curriculum development. As an adjunct professor at the University of Miami, she teaches courses in language arts, reading, and children’s literature. Dr. Meinbach is the author of several textbooks and numerous resource books in reading and language arts. A frequent speaker at workshops and professional conferences, she speaks on a variety of topics dealing with Holocaust education, children’s literature, and curriculum development.
Miriam Klein Kassenoff fled Nazi Europe in 1940-1941 with her family when she was a small child. Dr. Klein Kassenoff has studied at Yad Vashem in Israel. She is the co-author of the book “Memories of the Night: A Study of the Holocaust” and has co-authored a study guide on Holocaust Studies for Grolier Encyclopedia. Miriam is the Chair of Education at the Holocaust Memorial in Miami Beach, Florida, and is a graduate of the Vladka Meed Teacher’s Program. She is responsible in the Miami Dade Public Schools for all staff development/teacher training on “Teaching the Holocaust: Elementary through High School” and is an appointee to the Florida Governor’s Task Force on Holocaust Education. Her thesis for her doctoral work specifically addresses the topic of “Lessons of the Holocaust for a Multicultural Society”.