Teachers: Visit the free MY HERO Holocaust Remembrance Day Lesson Plan. Includes discussion guide and learning outcomes.
Rescue Heroes of the Holocaust
Oskar Schindler defied the Nazis, risked his life, and saved over a thousand Jews by having them work in his factories. He is the subject of the biopic "Schindler's List."
By issuing passports and creating safe houses in Hungary, Raoul Wallenberg saved the lives of thousands of Jews during the Holocaust.
Hermine Santrouschitz (Miep Gies) kept Anne Frank and her family safely hidden from the Nazis.
Chiune and Yukiko Sugihara believed in freedom and saved many Jews during WWII.
Friedl Dicker-Brandeis was an artist and teacher who gave children hope during the Holocaust.
Was the director of an orphanage who refused sanctuary and stayed with his orphans, even to the extermination camp.
Joseph Rotblat was a Polish physicist with a British passport who walked away from his position at the Los Alamos lab.
by Dr. Deb Donig, Assistant Professor of English Literature, Cal Poly
Anne Frank & Miep Gies are heroes to Freedom Writers founder and teacher, Erin Gruwell.
The Righteous Conversations Project
The Righteous Conversations Projects connects Holocaust survivors with teens, who become "vessels of memory," as well as to address injustices in the modern world.
Learn about a New Hero Every Day of the Year: Visit the MY HERO Calendar
Share Your Hero Essays, Films and Art through our Create Program
Outstanding essays submitted to MY HERO will be considered for a certificate/t-shirt prize or be featured on the Story Homepage.
Submit your artwork to be entered in the MY HERO art contest or to be exhibited on our Gallery Homepage.
Students can submit their films for free with a waiver to the MY HERO International Film Festival.
Hero Stories curated by MY HERO General Editor and Writer Shannon Luders-Manuel.
Short films curated by MY HERO International Film Festival director Wendy Milette.
Artwork curated by MY HERO Arts Education and Gallery director Victoria Murphy.
Organizer created on 1/9/2020 8:06:36 PM by MY HERO Staff
Last edited 6/8/2020 5:48:39 PM by Xenia Shin