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Voices of Courage. Holocaust Courage Day FIVE. VOCABULARY FOCUS: Courage. You will take notes or complete an activity in your packet every time you see an icon like this!. Quickwrite. Decide whether you AGREE or DISAGREE with each statement.

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voices of courage

Voices of Courage




  • Courage

You will take notes or complete an activity in your packet every time you see an icon like this!

  • Decide whether you AGREE or DISAGREE with each statement.
  • Then write a sentence or two explaining your choice.
  • Everyone is capable of courage.
  • Courage means doing the right thing even when it is the difficult thing.
  • Courage is something that only extraordinary people can demonstrate.
today s activity
Today’s Activity
  • Today you are going to watch testimony clips taken from testimonies given by Holocaust survivors and witnesses.
  • The video clips are brief excerpts from longer interviews.
  • As you watch the video, look for actions that each survivor describes regarding courage.
    • Write these actions in the “actions” column.
  • After viewing the three testimony clips, write why you believe the action described by the interviewee is an example of courage.
    • Record your answers in the “explanation” column.
video clip testimonies
Video Clip Testimonies

Joseph Lipshutz – Concentration Camp Underground Group (0:00-1:42)

Luisa Haberfeld – Warsaw Ghetto…hiding from the Nazis (1:43 – 5:15)

Gys Jansen van Beek – a “non-Jew” choosing to help a Jewish boy escape(5:16 -6:55)

Take notes on your graphic organizer.

courage quotes
Courage Quotes

Choose ONE of the above quotes and write a response to its author that

explains why you either agree or disagree with the quote. In your response,

reference your own experiences, the experiences exemplified in the clips

viewed, and/or the outcomes and insights garnered from the group discussion

of the word courage.

“Courage is doing what you’re afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you’re scared.” Eddie Rickenbacker

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.” Mark Twain

“The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear.” Aung San Suu Kyi

  • Read “Walking with Living Feet” on page 463.
    • Answer the questions on page 466 in your note-taking packet.