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"I can't stress how important I think it is for our students to be educated about our history and respective cultures and backgrounds. Thank you very much!.” ~Kyle (teacher)
If you are interested in any of our programs, please do not hesitate to contact us. The Museum is busiest between March and June so we encourage you to schedule a program at least one month in advance.
Our Educational Programs serve the five county area of Greater Philadelphia. In the 2010/2011 academic year, we conducted nearly 200 programs for nearly 15,000 people at all types of schools (public, private, and parochial), small and large businesses, and other organizations and events. We offer a variety of educational programs, including eyewitness testimonies, personal interactions with eyewitnesses, two live theater performances, and museum tours.
The Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization supported by grants and the generous donations from individuals and schools. Help us to continue to support your Holocaust Education program – donations in any amount are gratefully accepted. Please inquire regarding recommended donations for particular programs.
Witness to History - Survivor Presentation: Our Witness to History Project - Survivor Presentations provide the opportunity for students to hear a survivor's or liberator's testimony first hand. Survivors and liberators as eyewitnesses to the Holocaust are the richest and best way to educate our youth to emphasize the message that racial, ethnic, and religious hatred are social poisons that affect individual people and families and communities.
This program lasts about an hour and fifteen minutes and includes a question and answer session, allowing the audience to engage in a meaningful dialogue with the speaker. A Museum Educator accompanies the speaker and provides background on Holocaust history as it relates to the speaker and facilitates the question and answer session.
A personal presentation of images relating to the specific speaker is included in the presentation. These are not graphic in any nature and are appropriate for a wide range of audiences.
This program can be hosted at a venue of your choice or at the Museum and can be tailored to a degree to meet specific requests of teachers.
Anne Frank Theater Project: The Anne Frank Theater Project is made up of two professional live theater performances. The Diary of Anne Frank is a 45 minute adaptation of the Broadway play The Diary of Anne Frank by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett. Lida Stein and the Righteous Gentile is a 50 minute play that follows “ordinary” people from “ordinary” families caught up in the extraordinary political and social upheaval of the Nazi era. Following each performance a dialogue is facilitated by an Education Staff member focusing on tolerance and diversity, consequences, and cultural competence.
Witness to History Project - Student Presentations: Participants in our Witness to History Project adopt a survivors or liberator by learning his or her unique testimony by personally meeting with the survivor, asking questions, writing a biography, viewing a videotape, and memorizing and retelling their testimony. This program may serve as a class project or a Bar/Bat Mitzvah project for young people who have an interest in Holocaust studies. A member of the Education Staff oversees the project.
View our Witness to History Project - Student Presentations
Our Museum is also open for tours for individuals, families, and classes during the week and we request that you contact us beforehand to set up an appointment.
Hal Kessler, our Education Director Emeritus, presents to students at our Museum. (If this video does not load, Click Here to view it at Vimeo)