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Blog: Through Testimony
Blog Posts by Robin Migdol
December 10, 2015
You’re never too old to learn about cultural diversity.
I realized this over the weekend, on the eve of Hanukkah. My mom, a fourth grade teacher, told me about an incident she’d just experienced at a local party-supply store.
She was shopping for her annual Hanukkah lesson, in which she briefly teaches her students the meaning of the holiday, demonstrates how she lights our family menorah, and leads them in a spirited game of dreidel. Everyone goes home with a little bag of chocolate gelt, a dreidel and maybe a Hanukkah-themed pencil.
February 12, 2015
I expected to feel an intimate and profound connection to Auschwitz after touring the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum for the first time late last month.
After three consecutive days visiting and working at the museum, I was indeed moved. But the insight I was hoping for came from beyond the well-worn paths of tourists, from a source that hits close to home here at USC Shoah Foundation.
September 23, 2014
I recently emailed a teacher to ask if he was willing to be featured in a profile story on the USC Shoah Foundation website about his experiences using IWitness in his classroom. I had never been introduced to him and he had not been expecting to hear from me.
About Robin Migdol
Robin Migdol joined the USC Shoah Foundation as staff writer in July 2013. She received her master’s in Specialized Journalism-The Arts from USC in 2013 and her bachelor’s in English and Film Studies from UC Davis in 2012. She has written for a variety of publications including The Village Voice/LA Weekly, LA STAGE Times, Palo Alto Weekly and the Stanford News Service, focusing on features and arts.