Comic based on eyewitness accounts
The story is built around historical pictures, eyewitness accounts, and biographies. The characters in the story are fictitious, but their experiences are loosely based on the accounts of eyewitnesses. The comic presents history on a human scale, which will help students empathise with the main characters.
The Search is the sequel to our previous educational comic, A Family Secret.
The story of Esther
Esther, who is Jewish, has survived the Second World War, but her parents have been murdered at Auschwitz. That is all Esther knows. But then, her grandson Daniel locates Bob, who used to live next-door to the family. Bob was in Auschwitz with Esther’s parents and stayed with her father to the end. Esther is profoundly shocked by his story. She tells her friend Helena how she never stopped missing her parents. And how she has all but forgotten their faces. But then, Helena remembers something.
Structure of the lesson material
The online lesson contains the following elements:
- Film clip
- Esther’s story
- Bob’s fight
- True story
- Barend’s help
- They witnessed the whole thing
- Who would do such a thing?
Reading the comic and doing the assignments will take approximately two hours.