Teaching Salvaged Pages

An in-depth, interdisciplinary online curriculum developed by the author and a team of teachers, working in cooperation with the educational organization Facing History and Ourselves, to support use of the book in middle- and high-school classrooms.

The lessons in this collection can be taught as a set, following the chronology of the Holocaust, or used individually. Each lesson uses core academic skills to engage learners in a careful study of the text as an entry point to an exploration of a key event or theme in the history of the Holocaust. Each lesson has been constructed around an academic focus: Learn the History (Social Studies and History), Read and Reflect (English Language Arts), or Use your Voice (Writing.)


Teaching I’m Still Here

A companion study guide designed to support classroom use of the documentary film I'm Still Here: Real Diaries of Young People Who Lived During the Holocaust, developed by the author in cooperation with the educational organization Facing History and Ourselves. 

The guide helps educators use the diaries of young writers featured in the film and in Salvaged Pages as a springboard for discussion and reflection on their value as historical sources and literary records. It also provides an avenue for discussing the power of the written word to make a difference in the world.


Lecture at Yad Vashem

Alexandra Zapruder delivers a lecture about Salvaged Pages at the Ninth International Conference on Holocaust Education organized by the International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, Israel (July 7-10, 2014.) 

The conference brought together Holocaust survivors, scholars, educators and artists from four generations. Over 400 participants from 50 different countries engaged in an educational, intergenerational and multicultural dialogue on how we will preserve the legacy and grapple with the challenges of Holocaust education in the years to come.


Lecture at Museum of Jewish Heritage

Alexandra Zapruder delivers a lecture about Salvaged Pages at the Sixteenth Annual Fanya Gottesfeld Heller Conference for Educators at The Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City (April 23, 2015.) Other presenters included Dr. Michael Berenbaum and a presentation of The Living Words Award to Nobel Laureate, Elie Wiesel.


Voices on Antisemitism Podcast

Alexandra Zapruder is interviewed by Daniel Greene for Voices on Antisemitism, a podcast created by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, featuring a broad range of perspectives about antisemitism and hatred today. (March 27, 2008)