It’s For You to Know That You Forgive, Says Holocaust Survivor
Holocaust survivor Eva Kor meets former Nazi on trial, and offers powerful words about forgiveness, taking back power, and how to move forward.
When and How to Pair: Pair Chapter 17 with “It’s for You to Know that You Forgive, Says Holocaust Survivor.” This chapter takes place the day WWII ended. Annemarie learns of the awful fate of Peter and the true circumstances of Lise’s death. Despite this bad news, the book ends on a hopeful note as Annemarie pledges to wear Ellen’s Star-of-David necklace until Ellen can come back to Denmark and claim it. Have students compare the perspectives Annemarie and Eva Kor have on the aftermath of war. Have students discuss what attitudes they think Annemarie and Eva might have about the future, after living through such terrible circumstances.