If you don't have time to do an entire novel study on this moving story, this film guide and informational text will be a great addition to a unit on the holocaust in history or (holocaust literature in language arts).
This product comes with a 32-question viewing guide, four post-viewing discussion questions, two information articles with questions, an text vs. film activity, and a visual collage response quick activity.
The first article, from Biography.com give a brief real-life overview into the lives of the two main characters in the movie. The other article from Smithsonian.com dives into the science behind the breeding of aurochsen and students are given a set of questions that ask them to compare the animal breeding to Hitler's ideas of lebensraum.
This file comes with a PDF and editable PDF version. And feel free to check out any of my other movie guides to spark discussion on history and social issues!