During the Holocaust, from one end of Europe to the other, from before the outbreak of war until the liberation, young people kept journals and diaries. They carried their journals with them from their homes to hiding places, from transit camps to ghettos. When times grew difficult, they smuggled and stole scraps of paper, found pencil stubs and worn ink pens. Despite fear and repression, despite hunger, cold, exhaustion, and despair, young people documented their experiences and their impressions of their lives, and in so doing marked their places in the world.
Join the Virginia Holocaust Museum for a one day workshop focused on “Salvaged Pages: Young Writer’s Diaries of the Holocaust,” led by author Alexandra Zapruder. The workshop will focus on using the text and young people’s diaries to teach the Holocaust and also provide you with classroom resources and ideas for lesson plans.
This workshop is free and includes lunch. Each participant will be given the newest edition of the Salvaged Pages: Young Writer’s Diaries of the Holocaust. A certificate of attendance will be awarded to participants at the conclusion of the workshop.
RSVP to Megan Ferenczy at 804-257-5400, ext. 234 or email her here.
The session is limited to 25 educators that currently teach the Holocaust in their classroom.