Liberation to New Life: Migration to New Zealand
- Journey to New Zealand
- Life in New Zealand
- Contribution to New Zealand
Students will learn the aftereffects of the Holocaust, from Liberation and continued antisemitic attacks against Jews in Europe, to settlement and new life in New Zealand. Students should be able to identify the immigrant journey to New Zealand, assimilation and contribution to New Zealand society, and what life is like today for descendants of these refugees to New Zealand.
2 hours; optional 30-minute presentation on Judaism and tour of synagogue
$5 +GST per student
- Level 6 Social Studies: Understand how cultures adapt and change and that this has consequences for society.
- Level 6 History: Understand how the causes and consequences of past events that are of significance to New Zealanders shape the lives of people and society.
- Level 6 Geography: Understand how people interact with natural and cultural environments and that this interaction has consequences.
- Level 7 Social Studies: Understand how conflicts can arise from different cultural beliefs and ideas and be addressed in different ways with differing outcomes.
- Level 7 History: Understand how historical forces and movements have influenced the causes and consequences of events of significance to New Zealanders.
- Level 7 History: Understand how people’s interpretations of events that are of significance to New Zealanders differ.
- Level 7 Economics: Understand how government policies and contemporary issues interact.
- Level 8 Social Studies: Understand how policy changes are influenced by and impact on the rights, roles, and responsibilities of individuals and communities.
- Level 8 History: Understand that the causes, consequences, and explanations of historical events that are of significance to New Zealanders are complex and how and why they are contested.
- Level 8 History: Understand how trends over time reflect social, economic, and political forces.
- Level 8 Geography: Understand how people’s diverse values and perceptions influence the environmental, social, and economic decisions and responses that they make.
- Level 8 Economics: Understand how the nature and size of the New Zealand economy is influenced by interacting internal and external factors.
This programme is designed for students to see the lasting effects of the Holocaust on communities that migrated to New Zealand. Starting with Liberation, students will learn about the immediate response of the Allies to the massive refugee crisis that World War 2 created and the response of various governments to the crisis. From displaced persons camps in Europe to settling in New Zealand, students will learn about the challenges and setbacks new immigrants faced upon landing in New Zealand. At the end of the programme, students will synthesize the experience of immigrants from post-World War 2 Europe to current refugees coming from conflict zones around the world.