Teachers' Notes for Holocaust Remembered - Poetry Writing
We have produced some writing frames for Concentration Camps 1933–1938
these relate to specific section of the material on the Wiesthental.com
site. These sections are reproduced here with kind permission of the Simon
Wiesthental Museum with the poetry writing frames added.
A famous quote from Simon Wiesthental - “HOPE LIVES WHEN
Holocaust Remembered - poetry writing
We now have a talk by Auschwitz
survivor Leon Greenman - this is well worth a listen.
“The Courage To Remember” / “Nazi
“Annihilation in Nazi-Occupied Europe, 1941 – 1945”
The Final Solution;
Like Dying Candles: Concentration Camp Routine;
Auschwitz-Birkenau: The Death Factory;
Auschwitz-Birkenau: Half Hell, Half Lunatic Asylum;
Liberation: The Unmasked Horror.
Some general points to think about when writing
- Firstly, make some rough notes of your ideas
- don’t even think of a rhyme scheme yet
– don’t let the search for a rhyme control the content of
– what sort of rhyme structure do you want?
– do you want a rhyme?
– do you want blank verse or free verse?
- A list poem? An acrostic poem (for example)?
Obviously, some students may have the ability or motivation to research
write about other sections rather than the ones I have chosen. Equally,
some students might wish to visit the sections I have identified, but
wish to disregard the writing frames.
Here are some
example poems written without reference to the writing frames.
Here's a summary of the poem writing frames available:
Writing Frame 1 : Concentration Camps
Writing Frame 2 : The Final Solution
Writing Frame 3 : Concentration Camp Routine
Writing Frame 4 : The Death Factory
Writing Frame 5 : Half Hell, Half Lunatic Asylum
Writing Frame 6 : The Unmasked Horror
Writing Frame 7 : Final Work
to use them go to the Holocaust Remembered