Amos Flier

Spring/Summer 2010

Yom HaShoah
27 Nissan ~ Sunday, April 11
2010 Days of Remembrance
April 11 - 18
Philadelphia Community Commemoration:
1:00 PM - Sunday, April 11, 2010
16th Street and the Parkway

Aish Event FlierKeynote Speech: "The Courage of Resistance"
by Professor Samuel D. Kassow of Trinity College. Dr. Kassow is the author of "Who Will Write
Our History?"

"Dorothy Freedman Memorial Conversation with a Survivor"

Breakfast program for middle and high school students will precede the program,
from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM, at Moore College,
20th and the Parkway.

For further information on these community programs, contact Beth Razin, 215.832.0536 or visit our webpage,
JCRC Holocaust Programs.


Gratz College:

Film:  The Bielski Brothers: Jerusalem in the Woods
Sunday, March 21, 2010  7:30 PMAish Event Flier
This documentary includes interviews with Bielski Brigade survivors.  Sponsored by the Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors Association of Philadelphia. Free admission.
Further information

Lecture: At the Gates of Hell: Liberation of the Camps
Thursday, April 8, 2010  8:00 PM
Aish Event FlierWith Professor Thomas Childers, University of Pennsylvania, in commemoration of the 65th anniversary of the Allied liberation of the concentration camps.  Sponsored by the Holocaust Oral History Archive.  Free admission. 
Act 48 credit available. 
Accompanying Exhibit: 
Remember: Liberating the Concentration Camps - Photographs and oral testimony.
Further information and to register

St. Joseph's University Institute for
Jewish-Catholic Relations

At The Michael J. Smith Memorial, Chapel of Saint Joseph
Panel and Prayer Service: Why Christians Must Remember the Holocaust

Sunday, April 18, 2010  4:00 PM
Panel discussion with scholars and theologians, followed by
a prayer service to mark Yom HaShoah.
Further information

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum:

2010 ThAish Event Fliereme: 
Stories of Freedom:
What You Do Matters

In commemoration of the 65th anniversary of the liberation of Nazi concentration camps.

- Resources and Guide for Days of Remembrance Observance

- Additional Suggestions for Lesson Plans

Yad Vashem International School for Holocaust Studies:

- Resources for Commemoration and Lesson Plans

   Suggested Ceremonies

- Image of Humanity in the Shadow of Death - Grade 7+

- Remembering Liberation - Grade 10+

Recent Books for Middle School Students

Guardian Angel House by Kathy Clark. 

Second Story Press, 2009.Aish Event Flier

Based on the true story of the author's mother and aunt, this book chronicles their days in

a Hungarian convent with brave nuns who protected 120 girls. It illustrates how people

of different faiths come together and reinforce their common values. Includes historical photos and notes about the Hungarian convent. Grade 5+


The Grand Mosque of Paris: A Story of How Muslims Rescued Jews During the Holocaust by Daren Gray Ruelle and DebAish Event Flierorah Durland DeSaix.

Holiday House, 2009.

The story of the Muslim community of Paris during the Nazi occupation during WWII and their efforts to rescue Jews, including providing shelter in a North African mosque in the heart of Paris. Illustrations, bibliography, references, glossary. Grades 4-6

Hana's Suitcase on Stage by Karen Levine and Emil Sher. Second Story Press, 2007.

Prize-winning playwright Emil Sher adapted Karen Levine's widely-read book Hana's Suitcase, and both the script and original story are reproduced in this edition. It narrates the true account of Fumiko Ishioka, director of the Tokyo Holocaust Center, and her search to find the original owner of a child's suitcase, identified only as belonging to Hana Brady. The play weaves together the story of the child's past and the incredible investigative journey that Ishioka undertook, and provides a powerful base for a creative classroom project. Grade 5+ 


T4 a NAish Event Flierovel by Ann Clare LeZotte.

Houghton Mifflin, 2008. 

A deaf 13-year-old flees from the Nazi T-4 program that targeted the disabled as "unfit to live." The story is written in spare, free verse from the standpoint of the child, in a debut novel by LeZotte, who is herself deaf. Grade 6+


Whispers from the Ghettos by Kathy Kacer

and Aish Event FlierSharon McKay. Puffin, 2009.

Twelve stories of ghetto experience based on first-person testimony, told from the perspective of the survivors' younger selves. Narrators range from diverse European Jewish backgrounds and locations; each story focuses on one event relating to an act of resistance. Other recent books by award-winning author Kathy Kacer include The Diary of Laura 's Twin (Second Story Press, 2008) and Hiding Edith - A True Story (Second Story Press, 2006)  Grade 6+

Professional Development
Gratz College Summer Institute
Teaching the Holocaust
July 18 - 23, 2010
Six-day intensive three-credit graduate course.
Further information
Contact:  Michael Schatz - 1.800.475.4635, ext. 267 or
Dee White, 1.800.475.4635, ext. 186

Eisenhower Presidential Library & Museum
Abilene, Kansas
Aish Event FlierEisenhower and the Righteous Cause: The Liberation of Europe
June 7 - 11, 2010
Week-long teacher workshop in conjunction with a new exhibit, focusing on liberation and its aftermath.  Additional week of primary research in Museum archives and graduate credits available. 
Enrollment limited  *  Deadline:  May 7, 2010
Questions  *  Application

2010 Holocaust & Jewish Resistance Teachers' Program Washington, D.C., Poland, Germany, and Israel
July 5 - 26, 2010
Summer study program for secondary school teAish Event Flierachers.  Features study at the USHMM and Yad Vashem, sites of death camps and the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, and for the first time, Jüdisches Museum Berlin - the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. 
Rolling admission  
Deadline:  March 26, 2010

Further details, itinerary and application

2010 Arthur and Rochelle Belfer National Conference for Educators

Washington, D.C.
June 27 - 29, 2010
Annual conference for teachers of 7th - 12th grades and community college faculty with fewer than five years of experience. 
Deadline:  June 11, 2010
Further details, application, and scholarship information

Yad Vashem International School for Holocaust Studies
Summer International Seminar (English)
July 11 - 29, 2010
Further details - online or by E-mail
Museum Exhibitions

Jewish Museum, NYC

Curious George Saves the Day: The Art of Margret and H.A. Rey
March 14 - August 1, 2010
Original illustrations from the iconic children's book are coupled with documentation related to Margret and H.A. Rey's escape from Nazi-occupied Europe in 1940.  The exhibition examines the parallels between obstacles the Reys faced and the drawings that may have saved their lives.  The Journey That Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey by Louise Borden (HMH Books, 2005) offers supplemental resources for grades 4+.

Museum of Jewish Heritage, NYC
Traces of Memory: A Contemporary Look at the Jewish Past in Poland
March 16 - August 15, 2010
Photo exhibit documenting the visible traces of the Jewish past, the destroyed Jewish civilization that once flourished in Poland and an exploration of current commemorative efforts. From the permanent exhibition of the Galicia Jewish Museum, Kraków, Poland.

Yeshiva University Museum,
Center for Jewish History
Letters of Conscience: Raphael Lemkin and the
Quest to End Genocide

Through May 9, 2010

Exhibit focuses on the activities and legacy of the Polish-American Jewish lawyer who coined the term genocide.  Original correspondence and documents serve as a reminder of one individual's ability to better humanity.
Online Exhibit.

Planning ahead:

Aish Event Flier
A Fire in My Heart: Hannah Senesh and Her World
will open at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in October 2010 and remain on view until July 2011.

Compiled and edited by Josey G. Fisher,
Holocaust Education Consultant.
Designed by Bonni Kraus.
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Mordechai Anielewicz Creative Arts Competition

2010 Award Ceremony and Exhibition

June 7, 2010
7:30 - 9:30 PM
Moore College of Art and Design,
20th Street and the Parkway

Exhibition -
June 3 - 17, 2010

Aish Event Flier

For Holocaust Education consultation,
Josey G. Fisher,

Further information and links to resource materials

For questions regarding all JCRC Holocaust programs and for requests from Speaker's Bureau, contact
Beth Razin, 215-832-0536.

Further information
TV Alert!
PBS Days of Remembrance Programming
Aish Event Flier

April 11, 2010
9:00 - 11:00 PM
This new adaptation of The Diary of Anne Frank
brings to life the eloquent reflections of a teenage girl trying to live an ordinary life in a cramped hidden annex during World War II.

April 12, 2010
10:00 - 11:00 PM

Based on the book by Robert Satloff, Among the Righteous, tells the story of Arabs who protected Jews during the Holocaust.

April 13, 2010 
10:00 - 11:00 PM

Joan Allen narrates Blessed is the Match, a documentary about Hannah Senesh, the World War II-era poet and diarist who became a paratrooper and resistance fighter.

April 14, 2010
9:00 - 11:00 PM
Worse than War, based upon the book of the same name by Daniel Goldhagen, is a comprehensive
exploration of the dynamics of state-sponsored genocide.

Further information and to check for local listings

Changed Date!
The Anne Frank Theater Project Show Case, cancelled because of December weather, has been rescheduled for
March 21, 2010, 
10:00 AM
at the Klein JCC's Polonsky Theater.  Reserve tickets online or at 215.464.4701.

  Aish Event Flier
Signs of Life:
A Tale of Terezin

At the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theatre
5 W. 63rd St. NYC
March 21, 2010

Musical drama exploring cultural resistance in Terezin through the coming-of-age story of a young girl.

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More information about Terezin Sings

More information about Signs of Life

Online Resources
ADL - Holocaust Denial
An online guide to exposing and combating antisemitic propaganda. (See all three sections.)

DNA Shoah Project
Survivor testimony combined with a science-based curriculum introduces the genomic technology project that is being used to reunite families torn apart by the Shoah.  Online site provides lesson plan and classroom materials.

"Echoes and Reflections"(curriculum designed by ADL, USC Shoah Foundation Institute and Yad Vashem)
Newly designed website provides links to visual history, testimony, primary sources, and expanded resources to enhance use of Echoes curriculum or other Holocaust study.

Jewish Museum, NYC
Includes lesson plans based on works of art and artifacts.

The Kindertransport Association (KTA)
Traveling exhibits, Voices of the Kinder (memoirs, stories, poetry), and extensive resource list.

Virtual Museum of Family History
Permanent exhibition of pre-war life including Eastern European Jewry and the Yiddish world, as well as the Holocaust and Holocaust memorials.

Yale University Fortunoff Video Archive for Video Testimonies

- Brief Testimony Excerpts

- Edited Testimonies (15-45 minutes)

- Thematic Programs

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