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Chapter 4

"My First Escape"


"Prior to the annihilation of the Jews, Hitler and the Nazi regime rounded up all of the target groups into Ghettos.  These degraded, horrendous places saw much evil, pain, and suffering.  However, there was one source of relief and resistance: music.  Music kept the hopes of people up and their resolve steady.  In this lesson, students will examine the magnitude music had on the Jews in the Ghettos."


The student will be able to:

- Define the three major types of music present throughout the Jewish Ghettos during World War II.

- Interpret example of Jewish WWII music to construct their own Jewish WWII Ghetto-style song.

Alicia Chapter 4 Lesson Plan

Chapter 4 Lesson Plan