Willesden Lane in the Midwest Educational Resources

The Institute for Holocaust Education is proud to partner with Hold On To Your Music Foundation.

Supported by leading Holocaust education organizations; the USC Shoah Foundation and Echoes & Reflections.




14-year-old Holocaust survivor Lisa Jura’s universal story of bravery and resilience transforms classrooms around the world in an interdisciplinary and multisensory learning experience. The Willesden Project is a partnership of the USC Shoah Foundation and Hold On To Your Music Foundation with support from the Koret Foundation.  This suite of resources blends music, story and technology to reshape Holocaust education for primary and secondary school students.

  • Classroom-ready resources
  • Online professional development
  • Innovative technology

The Willesden Project Curriculum Resources 




Echoes & Reflections is committed to partnering with educators to foster confidence and amplify the skills needed to teach about the Holocaust in a comprehensive and meaningful way.

  • Since 2005, Echoes & Reflections has impacted more than 145,000 educators, reaching an estimated 13.5 million students across the United States—and at no cost. Through our Holocaust education programs and resources, educators gain the skills, knowledge, and confidence to teach this topic effectively.
  • Content and resources are designed to help students learn about the Holocaust and encourage critical thinking about its meaning in their lives and the world today.

Echoes & Reflections Educator Resources 





How do stories transcend generations, convey meaning and purpose about events of the past and help us to better understand ourselves and others today?

See how you and your students can address this essential question by using the Final Project Framework – designed for Nebraska Standards.

Telling My Story Through Testimony : Final Project Framework for Omaha Educators (Young Readers Editions)

More resources for Nebraska and Iowa educators coming summer of 2024! 

Sign up for the Willesden Lane in the Midwest today!

By signing up for the Willesden Lane in the Midwest; Nebraska and Western Iowa educators can receive a classroom set for either "The Children of Willesden Lane: Young Readers Edition" or "Lisa of Willesden Lane" for their classroom usage at NO COST. Nebraska and Western Iowa educators will also have the opportunity to have professional development, corresponding curriculum, and a cumulative final project.

This program is currently being offered to Nebraska and Iowa educators and students in grades 5th - 8th.