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Volume 17, No.1 / Spring 2003            
Using Testimonies for Researching and Teaching about the Holocaust

About Testimonies

Importance of Testimonies in Holocaust Education

Using Testimony in the Classroom

Recorded Testimonies of Survivors (1946)
Nechama Tec


Historical Background: Jews in Poland

Writings of Nechama Tec
  • Intro
  • Dry Tears (6th Grade - College)
      • Overview
      • Questions & Activities
1931 Born in Lublin, Poland

1939 World War II begins with the invasion of Poland

1942 Left Lublin and went into hiding, first in Warsaw with her family; then alone in Otwock

1943 Hides in Kielce, reunited with her parents and sister

1945 Russians come to Kielcle; the Bawniks return to Lublin

1945 Winter, left for American Zone in Germany, displaced persons camp (DP)

1950 Married

1952 Came to the United States

1954 Earns B.A.

1955 Earns M.A.

1963 Earns Ph.D.

1964 Gambling in Sweden (Bedminster P, 1964).

1974 The Grass Is Green in Suburbia: A Sociological Study of Adolescent Usage of Illicit Drugs (Libra, 1974).

1974 Professor of Sociology at the University of Connecticut at Stamford

1982 Dry Tears: The Story of a Lost Childhood (Oxford University Press, 1984); Merit of Distinction Award from the Anti-Defamation League League of B'nai B'rith.

1986 When Light Pierced the Darkness: Christian Rescue of Jews in Nazi-Occupied Poland (Oxford University Press, 1986); Merit of Distinction Award from the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith.

1990 In the Lion's Den: The Life of Oswald Rufeisen (Oxford University Press, 1990); winner of the 1991 Christopher Award.

1993 Defiance: The Bielski Partisans (Oxford University Press, 1993); First Prize for Holocaust Literature in 1995 by the World Federation of Fighters, Partisans and Concentration Camp Inmates, Israel, and the 1994 International Anne Frank, Special Recognition Prize, Switzerland.

2003 Resilience and Courage: Women, Men and the Holocaust; a selection of the History Book Club.

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Using Testimonies for Researching and Teaching about the Holocaust--Part II

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