Survivor Presentation

Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus and its current and potential impact in our area, we will be suspending our on-site survivor presentations at schools throughout the Delaware Valley until further notice. Until further notice we will be utilizing our Skype programs to schools so that our vital message can continue to reach the thousands of students in our area and beyond. If you have already scheduled an on-site program or are facilitating for a program in the future, you will be contacted directly from our Education and Program Directors.
Survivor Anneliese Nossbaum sharing her artifacts with students
Anneliese Nossbaum sharing her personal artifacts with students.

Our Witness to History Project – Survivor Presentations provide Delaware Valley students and adults the opportunity to hear first-hand testimony from one of our Holocaust Survivors, Liberators, or Resistors. These eyewitnesses are the richest and best way to educate our youth to emphasize the message that racial, ethnic, and religious hatred are social poisons that affect individual people and families and communities. The testimonies are appropriate for 5th – 12th grade students and are held at your school, at our museum facilities, or online via Skype.

This program lasts about an hour and fifteen minutes and includes a Q&A session, allowing the audience to engage in a meaningful dialogue with the speaker. A Museum Educator accompanies the speaker and provides background on Holocaust history as it relates to the speaker and facilitates the Q&A session.

Survivor Dave Tuck sharing a photo of him and his wife after the Holocaust.
Dave Tuck sharing a photo of him and his wife after the Holocaust.

The presentation is accompanied by images relating to the specific speaker including family photos and historical context photos. These are not graphic and are appropriate for a wide range of audiences.

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Skype Connects Students to a Holocaust Survivor, Near and Far

Skype in the Classroom
Dave Tuck Skyping with students

In order to accommodate the growing technological advances in the classroom and to meet the increasing requests for programs outside of Greater Philadelphia, one of our Holocaust Survivors, Liberators, or Resistors can meet with your students through Skype. A Museum Educator assists in quality control of the visual presentation and facilitates a Q&A session at the end of the speaker’s testimony.The testimonies are appropriate for 5th – 12th grade students. This is possible through our partnership with Microsoft Corporation’s Skype in the Classroom.

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The story of one family, not statistics

Survivor, Abington Friends School

“Hearing one person tell their story gave a completely different perspective to what happened. It wasn’t about statistics or about a nation as a whole, but one person who lost his family and home.”

Abington Friends School


Survivor, Mastery Charter School

“Your story reminds us to respect all people no matter what their differences may be.”

Student from Mastery Charter School

Unique Educational Experience:

Survivor, McPerhson Unified School District

“They feel like they have a connection with him even though they don’t know him.”

Teacher from McPherson School, KS

Letter to Survivor, Joe Kahn

Survivor, Downingtown High School

“Thank you so much for sharing your life story… [Your presentation] was one of the best days of my life. I promise you that you will never be forgotten. Even when I am older, I will tell my children about that amazing day you visited my class. I cannot express my gratitude toward you. Thank you so, so much.”

Student from Downingtown High School East