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Number the Stars by Lois Lowry: Holocaust

5th Grade Reading

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Terrible Things by Eve Bunting

This story is an allegory of the Holocaust and helps you learn the roles of bystander, perpetrator, victim, and rescuer.

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Then and Now

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Martin Niemoller Poem

In Germany they first came for the Communists, 
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist.

Then they came for the Jews, 
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew.
Then they came for the trade unionists, 
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Catholics, 
and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant.
Then they came for me — 
and by that time no one was left to speak up.

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Inspirational Quotes from Holocaust Survivors

“For evil to flourish, it only requires good men to do nothing." – Simon Wiesenthal

“We are all the same. Good, and bad.” Alice Herz-Sommer
“We must not forget what happened. We must teach our children love, not hate.” David Faber
“Once you bring life into the world you must protect it. We must protect it by changing the world.” – Elie Wiesel
“What I take away from my life story is just how important it is to defend your freedom, at all costs.” Leon Schagrin
“It’s important to be tolerant with each other. It makes no difference what religion you are or the color of your skin.” – Lilly Ebert
“Hatred is something we must all fight against.” – Leslie Meisles
“Bitterness destroys the person who is bitter…you cannot feel bitter. You must feel determined.” – Leo Bretholz
“Good will prevail in the long run.” - Sam Harris
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