Memory Lived

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 2:28pm -- deanna.pitre


Fri, 10/24/2014 - 2:28pm

Pinchas Gutter stepped onto the bimah at the Kiever Synagogue in Toronto, Canada, where for the 27th consecutive time he was about to lead the Yom Kippur services.  He stood tall in his white robe breathing deeply surrounded by eight white-clad Torah scrolls, each held by a leaders of the congregation.  The scrolls appear to jostle for position, their silver shields and finials glistening as PInchas intones the ancient supplication, 'Kol Nidrei'.  But on the bimah there are more than the eight men holding Torah scrolls, because gathered around him are also the ghosts of the Gerrer Hasidim o


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Leslie Schaffer

The students in Leslie Schaffer’s Holocaust studies elective last semester didn’t visit a Holocaust museum – with the help of IWitness, they created their own.

Schaffer, a guidance counselor at Abbeville High School in Greenville, SC, who also teaches an interdisciplinary Holocaust elective course, said because the school isn’t located close enough to a Holocaust museum for the students to visit, her class came up with the idea to make their own museum at their school. She discovered IWitness while brainstorming for the project and thought immediately that it would be “perfect.”

Art from Auschwitz-Birkenau

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 5:00pm -- deanna.pitre

From the Visual History Archive

This video reel from the IWitness activity Art in the Face of Death is a collection of artworks, including poetry, song, drawings, paintings and sculpture created by survivors in response to the Auschwitz-Birkenau experience. Some of the art pieces throughout this video are courtesy of Yad Vashem and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

CANCELED: December Institute Visit

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 12:38pm -- deanna.pitre
Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The public Institute visit for December 10, 2014 is canceled.

The next scheduled monthly public visit will be on February 11, 2015 from 11am – 1pm, click here to RSVP.


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