"Hearing one person tell their story gave a completely different perspective to what happened, as it wasn't about statistics or about a nation as a whole, but one person who lost his family and home." ~O. Avery (student)

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December 22nd

Auschwitz sign stolen, recovered

At 5am on Friday December 18, 2009, Polish police were alerted that the infamous wrought iron sign at Auschwitz, "Arbeit Macht Frei," was stolen. After a frantic three day search, the sign was recovered after being cut into three pieces several hundred miles to the north, near Gdansk. Five men were arrested and if convicted could spend 10 years in prison.

Read the whole story here

Anne Frank Theater Project Takes Off

The Anne Frank Theater Project entertained and enlightened 60 sixth grade students and the staff at the Temple Beth Am religious school, Sunday morning, December 13, 2009. This was the first time the project performed its one hour abridged play under the auspices of the Holocaust Awareness Museum, which recently became the project’s new sponsor. The performance was a 45-minute adaptation of the acclaimed Broadway play “The Diary of Anne Frank” by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett.

December 17th

Witness To History Project Kickoff

On Thursday, November 19th, 2009 the Holocaust Awareness Museum kicked off its Witness To History Project with six freshman students.