TRTN In The NEws


“How I found my Bubby in ‘The Auschwitz Album’”

Surrounded by children and older women, an adolescent girl tilts her head and grins. Unlike most Jews in the “transport,” she does not have a Jewish star affixed to her clothes. Her name is Bella — Baila in Yiddish — and she seems to be showing off the new Passover dress made by her aunts.


“Brandeis Student Leads Visit to Polish Concentration Camp”

In May, a group of university students from the Boston area traveled to Poland on a Holocaust memory service-learning through the camps of Auschwitz I and Auschwitz-Birkenau through Together, Restoring their Names…


Students Visit Largest Auschwitz Exhibit in North America

On Monday, Aug. 5, a group of undergraduate students from “Together, Restoring Their Names” will tour the new Auschwitz exhibition at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City…

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This student wants to make sure the world ‘restores their names.’

Elan Kawesch '20 organized a trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau in June for Boston area college students…

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All They Know: Auschwitz and Anne Frank

Recently, a colleague of mine expressed dismay when a Jewish student at a top tier university admitted that all they knew about the Holocaust was “Auschwitz and Anne Frank.”


At Holocaust sites, students are working ‘Together, Restoring Their Names’

Many visitors to Nazi death camps are flooded with powerful emotions that are difficult to process. Seven students from Boston-area colleges felt this anguish during their recent visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau, where they wrote down their thoughts and feelings…


Haunted by a visit to Birkenau

There is no easy or simple way to describe the feelings experienced walking through the Birkenau death camp outside Oświęcim, Poland. For the duration of my visit, I felt haunted by the more than a million people, most of them Jews, murdered there by the Nazi regime…

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Boston students lead Holocaust memory project

In 2015, a group of local college students started a Holocaust memory service-learning project called “Together, Restoring Their Names" (TRTN). As one of many follow-up projects created through CJP’s IACT Campus Initiative, the Fellowship includes caring for local Holocaust survivors and organizing education programs on campus…

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Together, Restoring their Names

For the second year, CJP has organized the trip Together, Restoring Their Names, wherein local college students visit Europe for one week to engage in Holocaust memory service-learning…


Together, Restoring Their Names, a Shoah Education Fellowship

This month we took 10 students to Berlin to learn about Jewish life in Germany before, during and after the war…


German and Jewish students engage in Holocaust dialogue

The students discussed the impacts of the Holocaust on their perceptions of the German and Jewish peoples…


Jewish and German students participate in discussion on Holocaust

Students from Germany and Jewish students held an evening panel discussion and Q&A surrounding facilitating discussion of the Holocaust with Germans and Jews…

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Speaker brought life experience to Holocaust remembrance day

On April 12, people around the world observed Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, in remembrance of the six million Jews who perished at the hands of the Nazis. Holocaust commemoration is a difficult task, as there are so many who were murdered, and so many who thankfully survived…