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Ms. Marks’ english class went on a trip to the Museum of Jewish Heritage on October 21st to learn more about the Holocaust and it’s impact on our society today. The students were able to make connections with the books they are reading in class called A Night by Elie Wiesel and The Book Thief. They overall enjoyed this trip and learned a lot. Photo taken by Lizbeth Loarca
Ms. Marks’ english class went on a trip to the Museum of Jewish Heritage on October 21st to learn more about the Holocaust and it’s impact on our society today. The students were able to make connections with the books they are reading in class called A Night by Elie Wiesel and The Book Thief. They overall enjoyed this trip and learned a lot. Photo taken by Lizbeth Loarca

by Jasmine Tejada, staff reporter

Ms. Marks’ english class went on a trip to the Museum of Jewish Heritage on October 21st to learn more about the Holocaust and it’s impact on our society today. The students were able to make connections with the books they are reading in class called A Night by Elie Wiesel and The Book Thief. They overall enjoyed this trip and learned a lot. Photo taken by Lizbeth Loarca
Ms. Marks’ english class went on a trip to the Museum of Jewish Heritage on October 21st to learn more about the Holocaust and it’s impact on our society today. The students were able to make connections with the books they are reading in class called A Night by Elie Wiesel and The Book Thief. They overall enjoyed this trip and learned a lot. Photo taken by Lizbeth Loarca

Under the subjection of Nazi rule, millions of people perished and are now honored at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. On October 21, Ms. Marks english class went to the museum to learn in detail the background of Jewish history and the Holocaust.

“We are reading a Night by Elie Wiesel in [the] 11th [grade] and The Book Thief [for the] 10th [grade], as part of an overall unit on The Holocaust and in 11th, survival, and in 10th, Coming of Age. It helped the students understand the historical implications of before, during, and after The Holocaust and it’s impact on the human race,” Ms. Marks said.

Students then applied the historical context that they were familiar with: the themes from the novels, the new information learned at the museum, and made valuable connections.

“I learned [that] people who weren’t Jewish were helping people who were [Jewish]” junior Maddy Heinsen said.

According to A Teacher’s Guide to the Holocaust, due to the Nazi genocidal policy 11 million people died because of the standards they didn’t meet. For example, Germans had to meet several standards including physical appearance, race, and religion.

“It is important to study history and the people involved and affected by it. We must remember the Holocaust, its heroes, its victims, so that we can learn from mistakes and be cognizant of how humans treat one another. It’s a lesson in humanity, hate, compassion,” Ms. Marks said.

To support the museum, there is a fee admission: $12 adults, $10 seniors, $7 students, children and members are admitted for free.

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