Teach the lessons of the Holocaust through an enriching curriculum based on Kar-Ben books.
Learn about Anne Frank from someone who tried to help the Frank family. Gain an understanding of the hardships faced by the Jewish people through those who helped during the Holocaust. Be inspired by the lengths to which friends and neighbors went as they tried to help their fellow human beings. These lessons are suitable for grades 3 through 6.
Anne Frank's diary is a gift to the world because of Miep Geis. One of the protectors of the Frank family, Miep, recovered the diary after the family was discovered by Nazis and then returned it to Otto Frank after World War II. Displaced from her own home as a child during World War I, Miep had great empathy for Anne, and she found ways—like talking about Hollywood gossip and fashion trends—to engage her. The story of their relationship—and the impending danger to the family in hiding—unfolds in this unique perspective of Anne Frank's widely known story.
A neighborhood cat observes the changes in German and Jewish families in Berlin during the period leading up to Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass. This cat's-eye view introduces the Holocaust to children gently that can open discussion of this period.
Follow the incredible journey of a small Torah scroll from a Dutch rabbi to a Bar Mitzvah boy during the Holocaust and finally to Ilan Ramon, the first Israeli astronaut, who died on the space shuttle Columbia.
Marcel Marceau knew he wanted to be a silent actor from the age of five, just like Charlie Chaplin. When World War II intervened, he joined the resistance, helping to get young Jews to safety during this dangerous time. But Marcel never forgot his dream of being a mime artist and entertaining the world.
In The Whispering Town, it is 1943 in Nazi-occupied Denmark. Anett and her parents hide a Jewish woman and her son, Carl, in their cellar until a fishing boat can take them across the sound to safety in neutral Sweden. With the help of the baker, the librarian, the farmer, and her neighbors, Anett keeps Carl and his mother safe even as Nazi soldiers search her street for hidden Jews. Finally, with the Nazis closing in and worried about Carl s safety, Anett thinks of a clever and unusual plan to safely get Carl and his mother to the harbor on a cloudy night without the moon to guide them. Based on a true story.