Hitler started it all. If you were a Jew, Gypsy, or handicapped in any way, you weren't wanted and because of his beliefs, 11 million lives were lost. Of course we are referring to the Holocaust and although it is hard to think about, it is important that we know about this tragic event.
Students learned a lot from this play, and felt things that wonâ€™t be soon forgotten. Many said they felt like they were there; they empathized with the characters and they got really emotional while watching. This is definitely going to help the sixth graders understand more while reading Parallel Journeys and Number the Stars in Mrs. Barachâ€™s and Mrs. Earnheartâ€™s classes.
â€œThis play helped us better understand the Holocaust because it showed us the lives and different perspectives of Holocaust survivors. We could see, hear, and feel all of the emotion and sadness. '' It was a life changing learning experience." says Brooke Cunningham. "The play showed us about our grandparents and great grandparents lives without them even telling us. It was a great experience to see the play." says Brie Mullan. Clearly, this play had an impact on these sixth graders.