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JKHA Eighth Graders Take Meaningful Trip to Museum of Jewish Heritage

The JKHA eighth grade students enjoyed a meaningful visit to and tour of the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City. They were introduced to a brief timeline of events leading up to the Holocaust and received an in depth tour of the new exhibit about Auschwitz. 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 and acted as a springboard for the “Names, Not Numbers©” program in which many of the eighth grade students are participating.

Students continued their education on different aspects of the “Names, Not Numbers©” program as they heard from journalist Jordana Horn. Horn provided them with tips on proper interviewing techniques. She explained how to engage your interviewee and obtain meaningful responses. Students will use this information as they prepare to interview Holocaust survivors as part of the “Names, Not Numbers©” documentary they are working on this year, documenting their stories for posterity.

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