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MY ITALIAN SECRET – Education Portal

Welcome to Italy and the Holocaust Foundation's education portal

We have created this portal with educators in mind. You will find character excerpts that can be shared in the classroom from our documentary MY ITALIAN SECRET: The Forgotten Heroes. In addition, you will find six lesson plans that can be utilized in the classroom. Our purpose is to foster a deeper understanding of the role that individual Italians played in saving Jews in Italy during the Holocaust. We are committed to educating students about these stories of courage and survival so that future generations can learn that goodness can prevail even in the midst of one of history's worst genocides. These lessons are a journey through time which stress individual choices that made survival possible.