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Study Guide

CHAPTERS

A. Welcome and Introduction
B. Acknowledgments
C. To the Children – A Dedication
D. Suggested Reading List
E. This Study Guide and You
F. My Journal – A Silent Dialogue With Myself
G. Understanding Human Emotions
H. Hurricane Andrew and the Holocaust
I. You Are The Best


UNIT I – DANGER SIGNALS

I. Exploring Our Roots
II. Prejudice and Discrimination
III. A Study of Words
IV. Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust
V. Vus is geven is geven” – What was lost is lost forever (A Yiddish song) – The World that Was

UNIT II – THE PERSECUTION YEARS

VI. The War Against the Jews
VII. The Ghetto
VIII. The Camps
IX. Living With Dignity in a World Gone Insane
X. The Silent World and the Righteous Few Who Did Respond
XI. PostScript

UNIT III – ISRAEL

Prologue
XII. Shivat Zion – The Return to Zion
XIII. The Yishuv – During The Shoah
XIV. B’riha – The Illegal Immigration (1945-1947)
XV. The Struggle for Independence and the Birth of the State of Israel (1945-1948)
XVI. The War of Independence (1947-1949)
XVII. Yom HaZikaron and Yom Ha’Atzmaut (coming soon)
XVIII. Jerusalem
XIX. The Legacy: The War of Independence and the Current Peace Process (coming soon)

Unit IV – RETURNING HOME (to be sent upon your return)

XX. What To Expect Upon Your Return
XXI. Second Encounters
XXII. Encounters Of A Third Kind

APPENDIX

A. Resources for Films
B. Bibliography
C. Shiron – Songster

EPILOGUE

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