Blog Archives

“Beyond the Holocaust” Reading Series

This project, the second installment of the Holocaust Reading Series, began with the literature of the Holocaust and journeyed through contemporary genocide, continuing dialogues that began in 2011 in the rural community of London, Kentucky. Serving teachers, students, and community members from three counties, the reading series drew a monthly audience that included high school […continue]

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Hear My Story, Be My Voice

After reading Night by Elie Wiesel, Rosie Sansalone’s students put justice into action, taking to heart Wiesel’s message that “every name has a story.” This idea becomes the premise for a class project that gives restorative justice to those who have a story to tell, allowing them to heal their souls. Students gather stories through […continue]

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Understanding the Multigenerational Impact of the Holocaust through Personal Testimony

In the culmination of a month-long unit on the history of the Holocaust and genocide, Andrea Kirkpatrick invited Holocaust survivor Ben Fainer to address 8th graders at her middle school, thanks to a mini-grant she received from the Memorial Library. Students also had the opportunity to hear Vera Emmons, the daughter of survivor Gerda Nothman […continue]

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River Valley Remembers

River Valley Remembers was a month-long, multi-community event in the Fort Smith, AR, River Valley area designed to create Holocaust awareness and to provide educational opportunities for local students and community members. The event was created as a collaborative effort between two school districts, three communities, and three religious institutions. Over the course of the […continue]

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Teaching Tolerance Trunks

Karen Klaich’s foremost project for her Literature of the Holocaust class is the creation of Teaching Tolerance Trunks in observation of the annual Tolerance Week program. The project came out of a realization she had while she was writing grants to expand her classroom resources; her district had approved the class, but she had only […continue]

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Quilt of Remembrance Project

Photography students at Palo Alto High School framed images of intolerance/tolerance to record the consequences of the Holocaust and promote respect for diversity. They designed a 9’x18′ banner of cyanatope images for a school display and created a quilt of the images as a gift for The Memorial Library. The project was designed to promote […continue]

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One Rural Michigan Community Responds to the Holocaust

A grant from The Memorial Library during the 2010-2011 school year was combined with a Gobles Public Schools Foundation grant to support both an intensive year-long study of the Holocaust for teachers and students, and the development of Holocaust resources for a continued focus on Holocaust and social justice education at Gobles Middle/High School. Corey […continue]

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