Paired Texts > Woman Who Helped Anne Frank Dies at 100
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This informational text explains what the Holocaust was, who it affected, who carried it out, and how it ended.Pair the interview with this non-fiction article to build background knowledge about the Holocaust. After reading of the details, ask students: why was it so important that Gies found Frank’s diary?
This informational text explores the events of World War II as experienced by Anne Frank, a young Jewish girl whose life was permanently changed by the war.Pair the interview with this non-fiction article that will help students further understand who Anne Frank was. Have students explain the important of the diary and Gies role in bringing it to the world.
The informational text "The Underground Railroad" provides an overview of the actions of Harriet Tubman and other Underground Railroad conductors.Pair “The Underground Railroad” with “Woman Who Helped Anne Frank Dies at 100” and ask students to discuss to discuss the differences and similarities between the Underground Railroad and people like Miep Gies, who helped hide Jews from German authorities during the Holocaust.
In this quotation, Martin Niemöller, a German anti-Nazi activist and Lutheran pastor, reflects on the consequences of staying silent and not protesting arrests made during World War II.Pair “Woman Who Helped Anne Frank Dies at 100” with “First They Came…” and ask students to compare the actions of Gies and Niemöller. How did Gies support those who were targeted by Hitler's regime (i.e. Jewish people)? Do people always need to speak up in order to help others?
In the informational text "Learning About the Holocaust," Michael A. Signal discusses the persecution and violence Jewish people suffered during World War II.Pair “Woman Who Helped Anne Frank Dies at 100” with “Learning About the Holocaust” to provide students with information about one of the victims of the Holocaust and the woman who tried to help her. Ask students to discuss what Miep Gies risked by helping the Frank family hide from the Nazis. Why did Gies choose to take these risks? How has Anne Frank’s diary helped further people’s knowledge of the Holocaust?