Inside IWitness: "The Power of Words"
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Clara Isaacman – The Power of Words
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The Power of Words activity is inspired by Elie Wiesel; thousands of students read his memoir Night every year to learn about the Holocaust. Students will consider the ways in which speaking and writing might empower survivors.
Clara Isaacman didn’t speak about her experience hiding from the Nazis in Belgium until about 20 years later. She reflects on how Elie Wiesel inspired her to write a book about her survival called, Clara’s Story.
Clara’s testimony is featured in the IWitness activity, The Power of Words.
Tony Cole has found IWitness to be an effective and powerful tool to teach his students with significant learning challenges about the Holocaust.