Dear Holocaust Educators,
We are pleased to send you the first Email version of our Holocaust Education Newsletter.
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Josey G. Fisher, Holocaust Education Consultant
NOVEMBER 9 - 10, 1938
Gratz College Holocaust Oral History
Jewish Life in Pre-War Germany: Readings for the Anniversary of Kristallnacht
Kristallnacht: The November 1938 Pogroms
for yearly lessons and commemoration, including audio and video testimony,
photographs, documents and link to USHMM online exhibition.
It Came From Within . . . 70 Years Since Kristallnacht
Substantive resources for annual programs, including photos; video testimony; Pages of Testimony with biographical data of some who perished that night; and details of November Pogrom in Baden-Baden.
Street of Our Lady
highlighting the little-known story of Francisca Halamajowa, a Polish-Catholic woman
who risked her life to save 15 Jews during the Holocaust. Temple Beth Hillel - Beth El, Wynnewood:
November 8, 2009, 10:00 AMFurther information.
the Whistle on Genocide
Author Dr. Rafael Madoff, Director of the
David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies, discusses Josiah E.
DuBois of The Treasury Department and his struggle against the State Department's
inaction during the Holocaust. Further information
Sunday, November 8,
2009 2:30 PM
Katz JCC, Cherry Hill, NJ
Experiences of the Holocaust -
by survivor Felix Zandman, preceded by informal opportunity to speak with
survivors and concentration camp liberators, and concluding with memorial
service and candle lighting ceremony. For information, call 610-934-1919.
Adath Israel, Merion Station:
November 8, 2009 7:00 PM
Jewish Film Festival:
- New German film
re-examining 1967 American class project, where unconventional teacher's
simulation of dictatorship is met by "wave" of conformity and fanaticism.Sunday, November 8,
7:00 PMGershman Y, 401 South Broad Street, Philadelphia
Nuremberg: The Nazis Face Their Crimes
- Re-examination of historical trial
using original footage; narrated by Christopher Plummer. French with English
10, 2009 7:00 PM
3701 Chestnut Street,
Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945
(USHMM Traveling Exhibit)
Through December 4, 2009
Monday - Friday, 10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, 2:30 - 6:30 PM
At William Way
1315 Spruce Street, Philadelphia
Click here to arrange docent-led group
Were Marked with the Big Letter "A"
Sunday, November 8, 2009 3:00 PM
Friday, December 4, 2009 7:00 PM
is supplemented by an interactive kiosk featuring stories of lesbian and gay
Holocaust survivors and rare ephemera from Nazi Germany.
Jim Crow: Jewish Refugee Scholars at Black Colleges
Through January 4, 2010
professors, scientists and scholars who found refuge pre-war in the U.S. and their
impact on African-American students facing racism and segregation. Further information.
Opening November 5, 2009
New interactive, digital
visitor experience. Phase 1 of the center features Voices of Liberty,
soundscape of diverse voices responding to arriving in America for the first
time, including Holocaust survivors, Soviet rufuseniks, and others.
At The Museum of Jewish
New York City
Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda
Continuing exhibit, supplemented by online exhibition
and companion volume by Steven Luckert and Susan Bachrach, available
through Museum Shop.
At The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.
"The Global Impact of the Holocaust:
70 Years Later"
Holy Family University, Philadelphia,
November 14-15, 2009
"Studying the Holocaust through Literature"
Echoes and Reflections
National Council for
Teachers of English (NCTE)
November 23, 2009
(Post-convention workshop can be attended separately.)
Anne Frank Project Showcase"
Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education
Sunday, December 20, 2009, 10:30 AM
Klein JCC Polonsky Theater,
10100 Jamison Avenue, Philadelphia
Model presentation of the Anne Frank Theater Project,
previously sponsored by Jewish Family and Children's Service and now presented
by the Holocaust Awareness Museum. Tickets available in
advance at the Museum or online
information about other Museum services, contact program director Robin Falkow
ONLINE CLASSROOM RESOURCES
|"You are the Messengers to a
Time I Will Not See:
A Conversation with
Gerda Weissmann Klein"
Videoconference presented by
The Gerda and
Kurt Klein Foundation in partnership with Internet2/MAGPI
December 10, 2009,
1:00 - 2:00 PM
Registration and further information.
Links to interviews, presentations by Gerda Klein.
USC Shoah Foundation
"Living Histories: Seven Voices from the Holocaust"
downloadable 30-minute testimonies from a broad range of first-person
experiences are supplemented by interdisciplinary classroom lessons, glossaries,
and biographies. Includes links to historical background, maps, photographs
and poetry. For grade 9+
---"Witnesses for Change: Stories of Liberation"
Holocaust survivors and liberators share perspectives and recollections in
video clips, approximately two minutes each. Links to
USHMM - New Online
"70 Years Later: Remembering the German Invasion of Poland"
photos, documentary footage, testimonies, maps and links.
"Learning Materials" regarding childhood experience, case study of family business
and post-war aid to survivors. Supplemental background and extensive chronology
also available. New materials to be added as website develops.
Museum of Jewish Heritage - Teacher Guides:
Resist: Jewish Defiance
in the Holocaust
Designed for the Daring to Resist exhibition, the downloadable guide
can be used independently to study the range of Jewish response
and resistance during the Holocaust. Lesson plans include analysis of
photographs, artifacts and documents, and case studies of Jewish rescue and
resistance, and ethical wills.
---Sosúa: A Refuge
for Jews in the Dominican
Republic/Un Refugio de Judíos en la
Designed for the Sosúa
exhibition, the downloadable guide can be used independently to study the one country which
opened its doors to Jewish refugees as a result of the July 1938 Evian
conference. Lesson plans and worksheets are available in both English and
---Coming of Age
During the Holocaust,
Coming of Age Now provides free resources for in-depth Holocaust study for students of bar and bat
mitzvah age. The curriculum includes a Teacher's Guide, student workbooks
presenting the stories of 13 young people who came of age during the Holocaust,
and DVDs of testimony from these survivors, both in English and in Hebrew
with English subtitles.
sale through MJH website; sample video clips accessible at no cost through
provides extensive information on 1000 years of Polish Jewish life through photographs, film, historical articles, and glossary.
is part of The Museum of the History of Polish Jews, a multimedia narrative museum and cultural
due to open in 2012 on
the site of the former Warsaw Ghetto.
|Jewish Community Relations Council
|Mordechai Anielewicz Creative Arts Competition
Anielewicz Creative Arts Competition for
March 1, 2010
Submit all entries to:
Jewish Community Relations Council
For general questions, contact Beth Razin,
For Holocaust Education consultation,
Josey G. Fisher,
Further information and links to resource materials.
|Save the Date!
40th Annual Scholars' Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches:
Credibility in the Jewish Christian World"
March 6 - 8,
University, Philadelphia, PA
Further information on website or by Email.
33rd Annual Youth Symposium on the
--February 23, 2010 Germantown Jewish Center
--March 9, 2010
West Chester University
--March 11, 2010
--March 16, 2010 Congregation Keneseth Israel
HaShoah Community Commemoration
Sunday, April 11, 2010,
16th and the Parkway
Freedman Memorial Conversation with a Survivor"
program for middle and high school students will precede the
For questions regarding all JCRC Holocaust programs
and for requests from Speaker's Bureau, contact Beth Razin, 215-832-0536.
Primary Sources Online
For Studying the Holocaust
Calvin College German Propaganda Archive
Primary sources including
posters, illustrations, children's book excerpts, speeches, cartoons, and
"Echoes and Reflections" Multimedia Curriculum
(ADL, Yad Vashem, USC Shoah Foundation) Student/Teacher Resource Center
on each lesson for links to photos, documents, and artifacts.
Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation
Documentary footage of partisan
Jewish Virtual Library - The Holocaust:
Primary source documents, speech
excerpts and visuals.
Museum of Jewish Heritage - Collection of Artifacts
Museum of Tolerance- Multimedia Learning Center
documents, memoirs and photographs.
The Nizkor Project
Nuremberg Trial records;
Eichmann Trial records; extensive archive of documents and interviews regarding
camps and perpetrators; Holocaust denial.
A Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust
Florida Center for Instructional Technology
Documents, movies, music, galleries of art and
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
--Holocaust Personal Histories
---Music of the Holocaust
---Photo and Artifact Archives
--Steven Spielberg Film and Video Archive
---Learning Site for Students (Scroll down to "Browse all..." for primary source examples.)
USC Shoah Foundation Institute - Testimony Clip Viewer
Video testimony excerpts
organized according to topics (pre-war, hiding, ghettos, camps, liberation,
post-war) with brief bio of interviewee
Voices of the Holocaust
Audio testimony excerpts organized by theme
and transcribed. Click link for additional audio interviews. Teacher's guide
and supplementary resources.
Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive
University of Michigan
Oral testimonies in audio form
with complete transcript, subdivided by thematic chapter headings
---Holocaust Resource Center
Photographs, art, documents, maps, artifacts, diaries and letters,
by Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Studies and Administration of Yeshiva
University, edited by Karen Shawn, Ph.D and Jeffrey Glanz, Ed.D.
peer-reviewed journal for high school, college and graduate school educators
and their students.
Each issue focuses on specific theme examined through multiple
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Compiled and edited by Josey G. Fisher, Holocaust Education Consultant.