This Holocaust Unit was created for the book Parallel Journeys. In Parallel Journeys, Eleanor Ayer tells the true stories, in a parallel format, of two very different people who lived through World War II. Helen Waterford was already a young woman, married with a child, when she went into hiding in Amsterdam because she was Jewish. Alfons Heck was just a boy when the war began. By the war's end, he was a high-ranking officer in the Hitler Youth. As detailed in the unit plan document, this unit includes a reading log, discussion questions, writing/journal entries, and quizzes.