This panoramic image from Yad Vashem’s Hall of Names in Jerusalem is said to be Israel’s most important Holocaust memorial. Its space suggests the magnitude of lives lost during a nightmare from which six million Jews would not awake.
Holocaust Remembrance Day is this Thursday on the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, and PBS has many resources for viewers and students to learn and remember.
On Tuesday, April 30, at 10 p.m. WGBY airs the FRONTLINE documentary “The Last Survivors” about Britain’s living survivors, who were children during the nightmare. The film shares intimate interviews about how they have dealt with Holocaust memories and what it’s like to think about dying at a time when acts of anti-Semitism are rising.
For the classroom PBS LearningMedia has many Holocaust resources for grades 6-12 that you can search by content, grade and resource type (e.g., video with support materials, lesson plan, original documents).