During challenging times, it can be inspirational to read about how people got through difficult periods in the past. Coming of Age during the Holocaust, Coming of Age Now is an interactive curriculum on the Museum’s Holocaust Curriculum website (holocaustcurriculum.nyc) that explores Holocaust history through powerful stories of young people who survived.
Coming of Age during the Holocaust, Coming of Age Now is based around twelve stories of young people who survived the Holocaust and one woman who grew up in the Mandate of Palestine during the same period. The stories are pitched at middle-school students and their educators, but can also be used by families educating their children at home or by other adults working with young people independently or in groups.
Through written overviews and video clips, we have the opportunity to hear firsthand what it was like to grow up during World War II, and how young people then overcame great difficulties.