"The day was very thought-provoking and challenging. Each session offered something different for our students to think about and extended their understanding of the events of the Holocaust and their impacts on all of us today."
- Teacher from Sacred Heart CHS reflects on this year's High School Student Symposium on the Holocaust
"This experience made the Holocaust REAL for the students, not just another far-removed historical event." - Father Michael McGivney Catholic Academy shares their thoughts on the 2018 Student Symposium
The Neuberger’s latest educational resource is based on the principles of inquiry-based instruction and encourages learners to discover facts to independently contextualize history. By examining and analyzing archival documents and replica artefacts, exploring excerpts of recorded survivor testimony, students learn about the Holocaust through one family’s experiences. In doing so they wrestle with questions and situations that may challenge preconceived ideas about the Holocaust and Jewish responses; encouraging a deeper learning experience. As a result of this approach, students will remember concepts and knowledge that they discovered on their own.
Image at left: Letter and bread charms from Marketa Brady to her children, Hana and George. Marketa Brady was sent to Ravensbrück concentration camp in 1941 and eventually deported to Auschwitz in October 1942 where she was killed. While in Ravensbrück, Marketa was rarely allowed to send letters home. In one of these letters, she included in the envelope a gift for her two children and their cousin Vera. Marketa had made charms out of the only possession she had; her rationed bread. Image courtesy Brady Family.
Don’t miss the opportunity to register your students for the Neuberger’s student symposium which seeks to keep Holocaust education relevant and current for the ever-changing learner. This signature symposium engages learners in the study of the Holocaust in dynamic and innovative ways through film, new tools, interactive sessions, and Holocaust survivor testimony.
This year’s symposium will explore the concept of postwar justice, reflecting on war crimes trials in the aftermath of the Holocaust. The program will highlight different ways Nazis were brought to justice, or in many cases not held accountable for their crimes. Themes will be discussed through various forums including Holocaust survivor testimony, film and primary source materials. It will feature survivors who have testified in recent Nazi trials and showcase the 2018 critically acclaimed documentary The Accountant of Auschwitz and some of the people involved in the making of the film.
Generously supported by Fred z"l & May Karp and family.
The Neuberger presents a specially designed program for student in grades 6-8. Stay tuned for more details on the 2018/19 symposium.