Introduce survivor testimony to your students with the Teaching about the Holocaust Using Recorded Survivor Testimony pedagogical activity.

The activity focuses on Marcel Tenenbaum, a Holocaust survivor from Belgium, who immigrated to Montreal with his parents in 1951. Based on recorded testimony, students build their knowledge of the Holocaust and place the survivor’s experience in historical context. In the videos, Marcel Tenenbaum discusses notably his experience of anti-Jewish measures and living in hiding as a child during the Holocaust in Belgium.

Students learn about the impact of the war and the Holocaust on individuals. The activity also demonstrates the pertinence of using survivors’ testimonies to develop students’ critical and historical thinking.

Curriculum Links

  • Develop an interest in history
  • Improve their understanding of the Holocaust
  • Promote inclusiveness and acceptance

More survivor testimonies are available on the Survivors’ Stories section of the website and on the virtual exhibitions Building New Lives and Holocaust Life Stories.

Download the Teaching about the Holocaust Using Recorded Survivor Testimony pedagogical activity

The pedagogical activity Teaching about the Holocaust Using Recorded Survivor Testimony is available online free of charge. Click on the download links at the bottom of this page to get the activity corresponding to the school curriculum of your province.

Les parents de Marcel Tenenbaum en 1930.
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Les parents de Marcel Tenenbaum en 1930.

Carte d’identité de
Friedrich Rübler.
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Carte d’identité de Friedrich Rübler.

Déportation à Bruxelles
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Deportation in Bruxelles.

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Designed for: 3rd cycle elementary – Geography, History, and Citizenship Education; Secondary 1 – History and Citizenship Education, Ethics and Religious Culture; Secondary 5 – History of the Twentieth Century

Designed for: Grade 5 to 8 – English Language Arts; Grade 11 and 12 – Social Studies – French, French Immersion Program

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