Bring holocaust Education to your campus
Stipends are available to create these and many other service-learning opportunities for you and your fellow students on your Boston area campus.
Rachael Cerrotti - We Share The Same Sky : The Podcast
On September 29, 2019, We Share The Same Sky Podcast will be released by documentarian Rachael Cerrotti and USC Shoah Foundation. The seven-episode narrative podcast is created, produced and hosted by Rachael and tells the story of how her grandmother's Holocaust survival story has echoed across generations. The show will air weekly and upon the release of the final episode in November, educational resources will be published to help educators use the podcast as a teaching tool in their classroom.
We Share The Same Sky will be the first time that any of the nearly 55,000 audio-visual testimonies of survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides, archived by USC Shoah Foundation, will be turned into a narrative podcast, marking a groundbreaking moment for Holocaust education.
Rachael is an award-winning photographer, writer and educator based in her hometown of Boston. Her work explores the intergenerational impact of migration and memory. She holds a degree in Communications from Temple University and is an alumni of The Rothberg International School at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In addition, she has completed educator’s seminars with Yad Vashem and Facing History & Ourselves.
On Instagram : @sharethesamesky
Anne Frank - One Woman Play
Anne Frank - A life to Remember: A Story of Perseverance, Hope and Love
Anne Frank lived most of her life in or near Amsterdam, having moved there with her family at the age of four-and-a-half when the Nazis gained control over Germany. By May 1940, the Franks were trapped in Amsterdam. As the hatred for Jewish people increased in July 1942, the family went into hiding in some concealed rooms behind a bookcase in the building where Anne’s father worked. From then until the family’s arrest by the Gestapo in August 1944, Anne kept a diary she had received as a birthday present, and wrote in it regularly. Our story starts on July 6, 1942 in the secret Annex and gives you a taste of what life was like for her. In this world where there is a lot of hate this a wonderful program about Perseverance, Hope, and Love leaving us all with a stronger message.
DEFYING THE NAZIS: A FILM BY KEN BURNS
Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War is an account of Waitstill & Martha Sharp, a Unitarian minister and his wife from Wellesley, Massachusetts, who left their children behind in the care of their parish and committed save hundreds of imperiled political dissidents and Jewish refugees fleeing the Nazi occupation across Europe.
FACING HISTORY AND OURSELVES WEBINARS
Facing History and Ourselves is on a mission to engage students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and antisemitism. Learn from them during their free hour long webinars including the following:
- Introduction to Facing History: Choosing to Participate
- The Armenian Genocide: A Crime Against Humanity
- Teaching Salvaged Pages
- many more!
MOVIE DOCUMENTS KINSHIP BETWEEN TEENS, SURVIVORS
The film “March of the Living” follows a group of teens and Holocaust survivors who travel to Poland to re-create the death march between Auschwitz and Birkenau as part of the International March of the Living.
UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT CENTER FOR HOLOCAUST STUDIES
The University of Vermont offers a Minor in Holocaust Studies. TheCarolyn and Leonard Miller Center of Holocaust studies also hosts many events and symposium on Holocaust education and awareness. The Center’s faculty have published dozens of books on Holocaust related subjects. The mission of the Carolyn and Leonard Miller Center for Holocaust Studies is to promote awareness and scholarship of the events that led to the Holocaust.
NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY HOLOCAUST AWARNESS WEEK
Since 1977, Northeastern University’s Holocaust Awareness Committee has hosted an Annual Holocaust Awareness week. With Program themes from Remembrance and Restitution to examining the impact on the next generation, Northeastern’s Holocaust Awareness week takes places in the spring semester and is open to the general public.
EXHIBITION: MATZEVOT FOR EVERYDAY USE
atzevot for Everyday Use features photographs taken from 2008 to 2012 by Polish photographer Lukasz Baksik. The photographs, taken all over eastern Europe, document the ways in which Jewish gravestones have been stolen and reappropriated as parts of fences, pavements, and even grindstones since the 1940s.
The photographer wished to illuminate the lengths that “people have gone to wipe out traces of Jewish culture” and to start a dialogue about this seemingly underhanded form of antisemitism.
Additional exhibitions include "Fragments: Portraits of Survivors," "On the Edge of the Abyss," "Women of Ravensbruck: Portraits of Courage," and many more.
CAMPUS RESEARCH SEMINARS
Arrange Holocaust research seminars of any size on your campus. Each seminar is custom-designed, with topics ranging from "Rethinking Resistance" to "Gender and the Holocaust."
Other topics include "Archeology at the Death Campus," "Anne Frank Unveiled," and "3G: The Survivors' Grandchildren." Additionally, students can explore "Writing about the Holocaust" - how to research and report on Holocaust-related topics.
All seminars are based on primary sources,film screening, and new research conducted by Holocaust scholars.
PRIMARY SOURCE MATERIALS
CJP's IACT Initiative has developed unique primary source education materials.
The Holocaust newspaper compilation includes 16 pages from various publications of the time which cover the rise of the Nazis, anti-Jewish measures enacted, Germany’s aggression against its neighbors, the uprisings against the Nazis, discovery of the concentration camps and finally the Nuremberg Trials.
A workshop booklet is included so that IACT Coordinators or a student group can examine the newspapers, consider key questions and envision how each would have responded if confronted such news in their daily paper.