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JKHA Eighth Graders Prepare for ‘Names, Not Numbers©’

Eighth graders continued their Holocaust education programming that is taking place throughout the year. All eighth grade students enjoyed a meaningful visit to and tour of the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City. They were introduced to the concept of Jewish resistance to Nazi oppression. Students participated in a workshop in which they identified and discussed various artifacts that were rescued from the Holocaust. They noticed that there were different types of resistance including physical, spiritual and humanitarian resistance.

Fantastic docents led the students through the gallery of exhibits that outlined the history of the Holocaust. The trip was meaningful in its own right, but it also acted as a springboard for the “Names, Not Numbers program.” Eighth grade participants in “Names, Not Numbers” are preparing to interview Holocaust survivors for this oral history project.

The day after their trip to the museum, the students welcomed Ken Kurson, a journalist, published author and political consultant, who provided students with guidance and information on proper interviewing techniques and pointers on how to ask questions that elicit responses. The students will surely use the advice they gleaned from Kurson when they interview the survivors in the beginning of December.

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