Holocaust Survivor Interview
The cafeteria at Lawton Chiles High School was filled with students, yet…eerily silent. Except for the voice of a visitor who came to share her life story. Students listened closely and shared their reactions. At Chiles High School, Holocaust survivor Anne Allen spoke on March 23 for the Living Museum Week. So many students and teachers were impacted. Anne shared her experiences as a survivor of the Holocaust. Her visit to the school was part of a Living Museum program to raise student and community awareness of the Holocaust. Never Forget.
HERC – Mission Statement
Holocaust Education Resource Council (HERC) provides instructional guidance, support and resources for educators who teach the history of the Holocaust, and educational programs for the community at large.
I am a Survivor of a Concentration Camp
On the first day of the new school year, all the teachers received the following note from their principal:
Gas chambers built by learned engineers.
Children poisoned by educated physicians.
Infants killed by trained nurses.
Women and babies shot and burned by high school and college graduates.
So, I am suspicious of education.
My request is: help your students become human.
Your efforts must never produce learned monsters, skilled psychopaths, educated Eichmanns.
Reading, writing, arithmetic are important only if they serve to make our children more humane.
– A letter written by a Holocaust survivor to educators, published in “Teacher and Child” by Dr. Haim Ginott, child psychologist and author
Less than $1.00 is allotted for each student annually in the State of Florida for education of the Holocaust. It is nearly impossible for students to grasp the material and understand its relevance with inadequate curriculum, training and supplies. It is imperative our future generations recognize the danger of prejudice and hate and instead approach others with respect and acceptance. Read More
HERC Calendar of Events
“Yom HaShoah Holocaust Remembrance Day”
GUEST SPEAKER: Holly Mandelkern, Author
04/23/2017 @ 3:00 pm
Temple Israel, 2215 Mahan Dr.