Anthony Middle School
“Sixty years after the end of the war, the time has come to make this information available. With the number of survivors and witnesses diminishing by the day, and the reality that the Holocaust is fading into the pages of history and memory, we should not have to wait any longer.”
Abraham Foxman, National Director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL)
As an extension to the reading of the play “The Diary of Anne Frank” by Hackett and Goodrich, students were introduced to the concept of creating their own Holocaust Museum. The main goal for this project was to support the museum’s theme, “Remembering the Past, Protecting the Future.” In order to do this, students worked collaboratively in small groups to compose key concepts that supported this theme. These concepts were prejudice annihilates mankind, history repeats itself, and complicity is as destructive as committing hateful acts, just to name a few. With their key concepts in mind, the students then constructed a focus for their exhibits based on their own inquiries, conducted research, and constructed their small-group exhibits.
You are now entering the Eighth Grade Holocaust Museum. Exhibits you will witness include:Germany's Dictator: The Rise of Adolf Hitler