Hana’s Suitcase: A Holocaust Mystery

Websites for Teachers

Click on the image above to view a video overview of the story, including the real people dramatized in “Hana’s Suitcase”.

Guidelines for Teaching About the Holocaust

  • Guidelines provided by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum that reflect approaches appropriate for effective teaching of the Holocaust.

Resources from MCHEKC

  • This site was created by the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education here in Kansas City specifically to provide resources for the production.


  • The Newspaper Written by the Boys of the Terezin Ghetto

Response Activities

  • Unpacking engaging response activities to the play and book.

Friedl Dicker-Brandeis

  • Information on the teacher and artist Hana learned from as well as art from the children of the Terezin ghetto.

The Tokyo Holocaust Center

  • The Tokyo Holocaust Center where Fumiko and the Small Wings met.

Tokyo Holocaust Center Blog

  • The Tokyo Holocaust Center’s Blog that still follows the story of Hana’s suitcase.

History-Based Holocaust Lesson Plans

  • The Midwest Center for Holocaust Education’s lesson plans appropriate for use with 7th -12th grade students.

Primary Sources

  • The Midwest Center for Holocaust Education’s list of primary sources and documents for information to use in Holocaust education.

Teacher Training

  • Information on the Echoes and Reflections training program that provides comprehensive professional development for middle and high school educators.

“The Story of Hana’s Suitcase” Podcast

  • This is the documentary podcast that inspired the book and play.