The Mishna, which is one of the most important sources in Judaism, interprets the commandments that appear in the Torah and provides Jews with their daily schedule, annual calendar, societal laws and rules for how human beings should behave in their dealings with one another and with G-d. It was from the Mishna that the Gemarah developed, along with the entirety of halachic literature over the generations. The study of the Mishna is central to the study of Jewish law, fulfilling a major role in various Jewish mourning rites and commemorative processes. Studying Mishna is a way to contribute to the transcendence of the departed’s soul and commemorate the dead. During the Holocaust, in a world that robbed the Jews of both their identity and humanity, and perpetrated crimes unprecedented in human history against them, when their physical existence was something that had to be fought for on a day-to-day basis, some nevertheless tried to observe at least a portion of those commandments that represented the basis of life to them. Within this process, those Jews maintained a discourse - sometimes seen and at other times hidden - with the Mishna, which was always the main pillar of their study. In these lessons, we present the student with sources that shed light on this discourse. The lesson plans are based on sources from the Holocaust period that deal with the central issues that arise in the various tractates. Through this encounter with the subjects that they too study and deal with when learning Mishna, the students can explore their meaning for these Jews during the Holocaust and see what they can take with them from this study.