In considering the personal and national importance of remembering the Holocaust, students embark on a journey to examine different ways of memorializing the Holocaust, and to discover how many aspects of this tragedy can be meaningful to us today in a variety of ways.streaming The Circle 2017 movie
The course can be modified for upper elementary, middle school, high school, and adult learners.
Note: This course can be taken as a 1 or 2 session program.
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” – George Santayana
One of the most traumatic and inhumane events in history, the Holocaust, is known to many, and surprisingly unknown to others. The question of facing Holocaust denial and ignorance is as much of a daunting task in our era as continuing to educate those who care to learn about it. The powerful question of ‘HOW’ to remember the Holocaust has therefore taken on significant meaning in this generation. This course examines a number of methods used to memorialize the Holocaust, reflecting different people’s perspectives on what is important to remember. Students will learn about and analyze:
- Holocaust Memorials in Europe, the US and Israel
- Holocaust Museums (with a focus on Yad Vashem and the US Holocaust Museum)
- Encounters with Survivors (in person and through video testimonies)
- Holocaust Remembrance Days
- Rebuilding Lost Communities
Cost: $150 for a 1-time session. Please contact JETS to find out about discounts for multi session orders