Connecting the Dots: Genocide in the Modern Age
Joseph Diamond, Holocaust survivor
This site allows you as a teacher to play classroom-ready video clips of two genocide survivors, Joseph Diamond and Victor Habinshuti. While it is of course not desirable to have your students compare their pain or suffering, this lesson was created so that your class might analyze the similarities that often exist between the causes of genocide, which in turn provides the students with the tools to spot the warning signs of mass murder in their own time.
How to use this site for your class:
Victor Habinshuti, Rwandan survivor
Created by teacher Jim Gang, a United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Teacher Fellow from Hamburg High School outside of Buffalo, New York, the site designed for educators who may only have one day to introduce this important topic. Easy to use, with all handouts and directions just a click away, the videos are short, insightful, and will allow your students to connect the Holocaust to the world today. Click here for more.