Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.
This week in class, we’re reading "A Holocaust Survivor, Spared from Gas Chamber by Twist of Fate" by Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson.
In 1942, a young Polish boy named Jack Mandelbaum was torn from the rest of his family - who were sent to the gas chambers of Auschwitz - to work in a labor camp. This article reports on the story of his survival.
"How does a person overcome adversity?" and "Can we control our fate?"
Ways to support your child:
Ask your child about this informational text at home:
- What was "A Holocaust Survivor, Spared from Gas Chamber by Twist of Fate" About
- What did you learn about? About Resilience & Success?
- Watch Elie Wiesel on hope, compassion, and the power of youth at home with your child.