Educator Resources for Elie Wiesel

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Author, activist, survivor… Elie Wiesel dedicated much of his life to documenting his and others' experiences during the Holocaust. Living in the shadow of Adolf Hitler's Germany, Jews across Eastern Europe became the targets of anti-Semitic hatred and violence. When the Nazis launched their systematic genocide, entire Jewish communities were exiled from their homes and forced into concentration camps. Millions perished, including most of Wiesel's family. As a survivor, Wiesel grappled with guilt and despair. Eventually he found the strength to share his experiences. His memoir Night gave readers a haunting, first-person account of existence at the Buchenwald and Auschwitz camps. For the rest of his life, Wiesel worked tirelessly to educate new generations about the Holocaust, and to stop other genocides around the world. These humanitarian efforts earned him a Nobel Peace Prize. Join Tim and Moby to learn more about this inspirational ambassador of peace.

Lesson Plans

Anne Frank Lesson Plan: Write a Diary Entry

Grade Levels: 6-8, 9-12
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Holocaust Lesson Plan: Analyze a Primary Source

Grade Levels: 6-8, 9-12
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Elie Wiesel Lesson Plan: Produce a Mini Documentary

Grade Levels: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
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