VTHM initiated our 'The Leaf Project' with a visit to Olam Chesed Education Center at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Stowe.
One-by-one we are populating theVermont landscape with 1.5 million personalized individual leaves to demonstrate the unthinkable numbers of childrens' lives lost.
VTHM speaker - Debora Steinerman - shared her personal family story to a group of high school students who have been studying The Literature of the Holocaust. Her story provided context and real life content to all they'd been reading, while promoting equality, respect and dignity for all.
VTHM speakers - Marcie Scudder and Debora Steinerman - spoke with a group of high school students who recently completed a unit on Genocide and Human Rights. While exploring the question - how would you choose? - the shared stories added context and life to history.
Vermont Holocaust Memorial Speakers - Debora Steinerman, Miriam Rosenbloom and Marcie Scudder - presented their family stories to 10th and 11th graders at Stowe High School as a part of the history curriculum.
A discussion followed the presentation in which the students were free to ask questions and share their thoughts.
JCOGS after school and community gathered to visit the exhibit:
“From Generation to Generation …We Are Here! Honoring Lives Lost and Stories of Survival”
Introduced by Rabbi David Fainsilber, a presentation followed by survivor and Vermont Holocaust Memorial speaker - Erika Hecht.