Names Not Numbers©

unknown-1Names Not Numbers© was conceived by Tova Fish-Rosenberg and has been undertaken with her guidance at a Jewish Day School where she served as principal. Typically, students sit in class and hear about the Holocaust. This project is unique. It is interactive and conducted by students in a multidisciplinary approach, merging Holocaust education with technology and hands-on learning while preserving history.

Three eighth grade students are assigned a survivor. Students research the survivor using books, the internet and a trip to the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City. They compose their own questions for the survivor. The students learn video interview techniques from a professional filmmaker, including practiced use of the hi-tech equipment. Using documentary film tools, they conduct an actual videotaped interview with their survivor. They edit their own work with assistance from a professional and complete their own documentary film project. The student project culminates in a celebration with a gala movie premiere with the community and participants invited.

unknownThe goal of this program is to bring children face to face with Holocaust survivors,to give a human dimension to the lessons of the Holocaust and to preserve memories and emotions.

For more information about Names Not Numbers ©, please contact Mr. Joshua Gold at jogold@haftr.org