Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1 - 3: Before the War; Life Under the Russians; The German Occupation)
Before the German occupation, Alicia and other Jews were able to practice their religious beliefs in peace. This allowed closely knit Jewish communities to develop in Poland and much of Eastern Europe. In many countries, people are not always allowed to practice their religious beliefs. There beliefs are repressed and this may cause oppression and unrest.
1.Choose another time in history where a group of people were forced to quit their religious beliefs. How did these people overcome their oppressors or were they never able to?
2.Part I: The Jews have been oppressed many times throughout history. Create a timeline that explains the oppression that faced the Jews.
Part II: Go back through your timeline and pick one event that stood out to you. Write a three page historical summary that describes the event.
3.Journal Entry: What does it mean to be close to your...
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