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Dec
20

Eighth Grade Students Participate in Special "Names, Not Numbers" an Oral Holocaust History Project

The Charlotte Rohr Middle School Eighth grade students are pleased to share that Hebrew Academy has been asked to participate in “Names, Not Numbers”, an oral history project about the Holocaust.  The organization has graciously agreed to provide resources and instruction to our students. As part of the project, students will be conducting interviews with survivors of the Holocaust in order to preserve their stories. The final product of the project is a documentary about the survivor, serving as a primary source for Holocaust documentation and education.  

Students will be working in groups to produce this documentary and will learn skills such as interview techniques, historical research, filming, and editing.  To learn more about the project, please visit the website at https://www.namesnotnumbers.org/.  Students have been receiving History lessons on the Holocaust during elective period on Thursdays with Mr. Katzman, our Social Studies teacher. Students will continue to learn about the history of the Holocaust and work on the project during and throughout the year.  The project may also feature field trips off site at dates still to be determined.

As part of this project, students will receive the following: instruction of skills used to create a documentary, the privilege to speak directly with people who experienced one of the most tragic and important events of the 20th century, the opportunity to create a historical record and pass it on to successive generations that will not have the chance to hear directly from survivor. This project allows the students a chance to create something truly meaningful with a team of fellow Hebrew Academy students.  We are honored to be selected as a participating school, and are excited for our students to be able to be a part of this endeavor.

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