A creative, intelligent teenager Petr Ginz used his powers of observation to report on the Nazi occupation of Prague and the power of his imagination to soar above the atrocities happening around him. Petr’s life was cut short at the age of 16, but he leaves behind a rich legacy that provides multiple learning opportunities for students. Petr’s story and his work can be explored through the lens of art, history and science and can prompt broader classroom discussions on the role of creativity and imagination in the face of evil.
A free, full-color study guide produced by The Holocaust and United Nations Outreach Programme contains readings, discussion questions and classroom activity ideas to help you get these conversations started with middle and high school students.
The links below will connect you to webisodes you can use in class to expand on the themes presented in Chapters 1 and 4 of the study guide.