ADL Announces New Web Feature for Students, Teachers Highlighting One Story of Holocaust Survival
New York, N.Y., April 7, 2003 … Yom HaShoah - Holocaust Remembrance Day - is a time for commemorating the Holocaust and the generations that were able to rise out of its devastation. In recognition of this exceptional day, the Web page of the Anti-Defamation League's (ADL) Education Division is spotlighting a special account of survival - that of Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, whose own unique story is being told in an interactive piece for teachers and students.
"When looking at the Holocaust, it is very challenging to comprehend the magnitude of destruction and the unlikelihood of survival," said Mr. Foxman. "Using the Web, we are able to integrate many different resources in one place to provide a comprehensive lesson also about the Holocaust and the consequences of unchecked hatred, prejudice and bigotry."
The project, Survival to Service: Examining the Life of Abraham H. Foxman, Hidden Child of the Holocaust, is divided into three distinct parts: Why it is important that we remember the Holocaust; a detailed look at Mr. Foxman's life story; and a classroom activity/lesson plan based on that story. All of these resources are designed to increase students' recognition and commitment to moral decision-making and to the role of the individual in combating bias and hate. The Web address for this project is www.adl.org/education.
Additional web-based resources provide further information and detail about the Holocaust and help teachers build an understanding of the individual stories of loss, survival and rescue during that time. These include:
- A detailed, interactive chronology of the Holocaust
- An abridged history of anti-Semitism
- A bibliography of Holocaust resources for students and adults
- Guidelines for teaching about the Holocaust
The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world's leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry.