Press Release – Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center is proud to announce its brand-new partnership with Microsoft Skype in the Classroom

Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center is proud to announce its brand-new partnership with Microsoft Skype in the Classroom

January 12, 2017

The Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center of Philadelphia is proud to announce its brand-new partnership with Microsoft Skype in the Classroom!  Following a successful fundraising campaign on Indiegogo Generosity last fall, HAMEC raised enough money to build a dedicated Skype media center within the museum from which our 30+ survivors and WWII liberators will be able to Skype their testimonials into classrooms around the globe.  HAMEC has already completed its first program between Auschwitz survivor David Tuck and educators in Wisconsin. Within days of partnering with Microsoft, HAMEC received Skype requests from classrooms in several U.S. states as well as from other countries including Italy, India, and more!  This Skype program allows Holocaust survivors to connect with students outside of their geographical reach. With Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Rhode Island recently enacting Holocaust education laws, requests for our unique, one-of-a-kind programs has increased exponentially. The partnership with Microsoft Skype in the Classroom allows us to help educators meet those requirements and enables students to learn about the lessons of the Holocaust from those who experienced it.  

Educators who wish to schedule a Microsoft Skype in the Classroom session with one of HAMEC’s survivors or liberators can sign up here: https://education.microsoft.com/FindaLesson/witness-to-history-skype-with-a-holocaust-survivor or contact:info@hamec.org.

OUR GOAL:

The Holocaust Awareness Museum, located at 10100 Jamison Ave., Suite 210, Philadelphia, PA, is the premier provider of Holocaust education programs in the Delaware Valley.  In the last school year alone, HAMEC completed nearly 500 programs and reached over 43,000 students. The museum has been dedicated to educating students about of the consequences of intolerance and hate.  Each year museum programs reach thousands of students through Holocaust survivor presentations, school visits, videos, and plays such as the Anne Frank Theater Project. The Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center is a non-profit organization supported by grants from the Conference on Material Claims Against Germany, government and foundation grants, and also private donations.

For more information contact: Chuck Feldman, President, Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center of Philadelphia, (215) 803-6641

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