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Subject: History

Grade: 9-12

Brief Description

Students will use a timeline to identify resistance to Nazis.


  • Students will look at the timeline on the Light from the Yellow Star website for information about resistance.
  • Students will consider questions about the events.

Key words

Resistance, ghetto, revolt

Lesson Plan

Look at the timeline on the Light from the Yellow Star website for answers to these questions:

  • A revolt in the Warsaw Ghetto began in April of 1943. How long were the Jews able to keep up the resistance?
  • In August of 1943, there is a revolt at the Treblinka extermination camp and 200 Jews escape. What happens to them?
  • In October of 1943, 300 Jews and Soviet POWs escape from Sobibor. How many survive?



Read your answers in class. Discuss the questions below.

Discussion Questions

  • Some people say the Jews did not resist the Nazis. Why do you think they say that? What might they mean?
  • Can you think of reasons more Jews did not resist?
  • Do you think you or others in your family would have resisted? Why or why not?

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