Your Life is a Gift that is one of a kind.
Love, respect, and hope,
Always keep those three in mind!
-Ruzia & Leopold Knoblauch
Hope Chest curriculum takes students on an immersive journey through one young man’s harrowing experiences during the Holocaust. On the morning of September 1, 1939, 13-year-old Oskar recalls the sounds of German bombers flying low over the rooftops, releasing destruction on Kraków’s railway station and buildings throughout the city. This was the beginning of the “war whose effects would be felt throughout the world for many decades to come.” Oskar Knoblauch’s autobiography, A Boy’s Story, A Man’s Memory: Remembering the Holocaust 1933–1945, tells the story of his family’s struggle to survive by working together and guided by lessons of respect, hope, and giving 110%. Designed to meet English language arts (grades 7–12) and social studies standards (world history), Hope Chest will engage students in powerful themes relevant to their lives through arts-integrated strategies, critical thinking interactives, and relevant journal prompts.
Excerpt from Book
Provided with permission from the author, Oskar Knoblauch