This set of lessons — comprised of five 45-minute sessions — will engage students in researching and understanding how individual Jewish communities and lives were affected by the Holocaust. By researching and analyzing family photographs, students will gain insight into the relative normalcy of Jewish life (religious, cultural, and business) before the Nazis assumed power — and then discover how Jewish lives changed drastically after the Nazi invasion. Note: Students should be familiar with a basic timeline of the Holocaust (specifically when Hitler took control of different countries). Teachers should provide, or review, this information and provide a map of European geography. Students will spend four periods of class time using computers to access and research two photos of pre-WWII Jewish life in Europe. They will find information about one of the communities shown in a photo. They will seek to identify the location and year of the photos to learn if it was taken was prior to the Nazi occupation of that country, when life was considered normal. Note: The project will be done in stages. Some students may require assistance from the school media specialist.