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Lesson Six: Experiences of Jewish Children and Teens

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What was life like for Jewish children and teenagers during the Holocaust? In Lesson Six of the Museum of Jewish Heritage Holocaust Curriculum, students will explore the unique circumstances of Jewish children during World War II through artifact study of ordinary objects that some of these children owned. Through this study, students will learn that children had many different experiences depending on their ages, where they lived, and what options were available to them and to their families. Jewish children were among the primary targets for the Nazis, and one and a half million Jewish children were murdered during the Holocaust.

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