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New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education

Greece – Prior to, During and After the Holocaust

Entire Document (3.6 MB PDF File)


Letter to Educators




Unit I – Background of Greece and Its Peoples
Historical Overview

Unit II – Greece – Confronting the Past, Building a Future
Lessons from Greece for the American Classroom – History & Overview
Historical Historian
Historical Method
Historians for Case Studies Activities
Lesson 1 - Why Study Greek History
Lesson 2 - Lessons from Greece for the American Classroom
Lesson 3 - Greeks and Jews – Hellenistic Period to 1940

Unit III – WWII & the Holocaust
Victims, Collaborators, Resistance Fighters and Rescuers

Unit IV – Aftermath of the Holocaust in Greece
Lesson 1 - Where Do I Go Now?
Lesson 2 - What Happened to You?
Lesson 3 - Is Greece Still Home?
Lesson 4 - Is Greece Still at War?

Unit V – Greece and the Jews - The Post War Years and Today
Lesson 1 - Greeks and Jews – 1945 to the Present
Lesson 2 - The Future of Greek-Judeo Relations
Lesson 3 - The Memorialization of History – Monuments, Memories and Myths
PowerPoint Teacher Guide

Unit VI – Relationship of Past History to Present Day
International Efforts on Holocaust Education and the Greek Role

Case Study 1 (11.1 MB zip file)

Case Study 2 (17.4 MB zip file)

Case Study 3 (1.1 MB zip file)

Case Study 4 (41.7 MB zip file)

Case Study 5 (358 KB zip file)

Document A – Historical Historians (171 KB Word file)

Document B – Historical Method (30 KB Word file)

Document C – List of Historians (24 KB Word file)


The core mission of the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education is to promote Holocaust education in the State of New Jersey. On a continual basis, the Commission shall survey the status of Holocaust/Genocide Education; design, encourage and promote the implementation of Holocaust and genocide education and awareness; provide programs in New Jersey; and coordinate designated events that will provide appropriate memorialization of the Holocaust on a regular basis throughout the state. The Commission will provide assistance and advice to the public and private schools and will meet with county and local school officials, and other interested public and private organizations, to assist with the study of the Holocaust and genocide.

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Phil Kirschner, Esq.

Lawrence M. Glaser
Executive Director
(609) 376-3968 phone

State of New Jersey
Commission on Holocaust Education
P.O. Box 500
Trenton, NJ 08625
(609) 633-8599 fax

The New Jersey Holocaust Commission is an autonomous body operating under its own policies and positions. It acts as a resource to the Department of Education to assist schools with various aspects of meeting the requirements of the mandate to provide Holocaust and genocide education. The commission provides curriculum outlines and suggested activities; identifies and publicizes demonstration sites for other districts to contact; and recommends informational resources and materials for teachers and students to use in the state.

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