The Virtual Jewish History Tour - Cracow
Kraków (also Cracow) is the second largest, and one of the oldest, cities in Poland. Situated on the Vistula River, the city dates back to the 7th century and has been one of the leading centers of Polish academic, cultural and artistic life. Jewish history in the city can be traced back to the 14th or 15th century. - Early History - 15th Century - 16th Century - 17th Century - 18th Century - 19th Century - Inter-War Period - The Holocaust - Post-Holocaust Period - Jewish Tourist Sites Early History Jews arrived in Cracow in the late 13th century among German immigrants traveling on a commercial route to Prague. 15th Century Disagreements continued between the Jews and the other residents of Cracow during the 15th century. 16th Century An influx of immigrants from Bohemia-Moravia, as well as from Germany, Italy, Spain and Portugal came to Kazimierz in the 16th century. 17th Century 18th Century 19th Century Cracow changed hands again in 1809 and became part of the Grand Duchy of Warsaw.
Almost 900 Greek manuscripts and some of the most important papyri, ranging in date from the first to the 18th centuries, are now included in the Digitised Manuscripts site. The first two phases of the Greek Manuscripts Digitisation Project were generously funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and the third phase was funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the A. G. Leventis Foundation, Sam Fogg, the Sylvia Ioannou Foundation, the Thriplow Charitable Trust, and the Friends of the British Library. A guide to the Greek Manuscripts collections, including articles, videos and collection highlights, is available here. Over fifty Thai manuscripts and the Chakrabongse Archive of Royal Letters have been digitised with the generous support of the Royal Thai Government, in celebration of the occasion of the eightieth birthday anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand on 5 December 2007.
Jewish survivors of the Holocaust - Oral history | British Library
Short description: Recordings in this collection can be played by anyone. These recordings are powerful personal accounts of the Holocaust from Jewish survivors living in Britain. Oral history recordings provide valuable first-hand testimony of the past. Long description: Recordings in this collection can be played by anyone. These recordings are powerful personal accounts of the Holocaust from Jewish survivors living in Britain. During the 1930s and 1940s, the German Nazis and their collaborators murdered six million Jews. The testimonies on this site are drawn from two major oral history programmes:- – The Living Memory of the Jewish Community – which between 1987 and 2000 gathered 186 audio life story interviews with Jewish survivors of the Holocaust and their children. Some of the testimonies also feature in an online educational resource – Voices of the Holocaust - available through the BL Learning website at
Music and the Holocaust: Kraków
During the inter-war years, with a well-established Jewish community of around 60,000, the city of Kraków was a centre of Jewish cultural life. Ironically, however, the ghetto that became the last home for tens of thousands of Polish Jews was not located in the historically Jewish area of the city; thus, although the ghetto itself was destroyed, the Jewish neighbourhood remained intact. The city of Kraków today houses one of the few surviving historical Jewish areas in Poland, although the Jews themselves were murdered or emigrated long ago. The Kraków ghetto was officially established in March 1941. Two major camps were constructed nearby: the labour camp Plaszow, and the death camp Auschwitz, only forty miles away. Inside the ghetto, people were crammed together in harsh conditions, with little food.
Hodder Education - Modern History Review extras
Modern History Review extra resources Volume 20, Number 3, February 2018 Timeline: Art stylesClaire FitzgeraldA printable PDF of this issue's centre spread for display and revisionAQA Edexcel OCR Volume 20, Number 2, November 2017 Timeline: Russia 1905Christopher ReadA printable PDF of this issue's centre spread for display and revisionAQA Edexcel OCR Revision: Russia 1905Roz HartTry these exercises on the topic of 'turning points' in Russian historyAQA Edexcel OCR Volume 20, Number 1, September 2017 Timeline: Vietnam WarTim LockleyA printable PDF of this issue's centre spread for display and revisionAQA Edexcel OCR Volume 19, Number 4, April 2017 Timeline: Russia, 1917Chris ReadA printable PDF of this issue's centre spread for display and revisionAQA Edexcel OCR Volume 19, Number 3, February 2017 Volume 19, Number 2, November 2016 Timeline: 1848 revolutionsChristopher ReadA printable PDF of this issue's centre spread for display and revisionAQA Edexcel OCR Volume 19, Number 1, September 2016
The Holocaust and Children's Literature
Advertisement: We promised quite some time ago that we would do a newsletter on the subject of the Holocaust. It's time to fulfill that promise. First of all, a caution: Be aware that reading, investigating and talking about the Holocaust may be the first up-close personal and explicit encounter your students may have had with man's inhumanity to man. There are many excellent resources online and in print for teachers. This list is by no means complete. Usually, we start a theme with a picture book, but in this case, although there are good picture books on the Holocaust, most of them are better appreciated with a little background knowledge. The books and the approach you use will depend on the age of the students. For slightly younger students, sixth or seventh graders, the best approach might be through Jane Yolen's The Devil's Arithmetic (Puffin, 1990 ISBN 0140345353. Still younger students, fourth and fifth graders, might approach the study through Number the Stars by Lois Lowry.
Teaching Salvaged Pages: Young Writers' Diaries of the Holocaust
Moshe Ze’ev Flinker was born in The Hague on October 9, 1926, and was raised in an Orthodox Jewish home. After being subjected to increasingly restrictive anti-Jewish measures following the German occupation of the Netherlands in 1940, the Flinker family fled to Belgium in 1942. In Belgium, Moshe and his family were able to pass as non-Jews with the help of false identity papers and relative anonymity. Moshe was a deeply religious young boy who grappled with the theological problems posed by the unprecedented persecution of the Jews. In April 1944, after being betrayed by a known Belgian Jewish collaborator, Moshe, his mother, and his sisters Esther Malka and Leah, were arrested at their home and deported to Malines. Two weeks later, Moshe’s father was caught and sent to Malines, where he found his family. Esther Malka and Leah survived Auschwitz-Birkenau and were reunited with their four siblings in Brussels after the liberation.