Our educational programs serve the five-county area of Greater Philadelphia and are appropriate for 5th to 12th-grade students. In 2020, we reached 23,750 students and adults in 175 schools in Alaska, Alabama, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Vermont, and Sweden.
We offer a variety of educational programs, including eyewitness testimonies, personal interactions with eyewitnesses, two live theater performances, and docent-led museum tours.
Witness to History Project – Survivor Programs
Our Witness to History Project – Survivor Presentations provide the opportunity for students to hear a Survivor, Liberator, or Resister’s eyewitness testimony firsthand. These eyewitnesses are the richest and best way to learn about the consequences of racism, ethnic cleansing, and intolerance. This program is appropriate for 5th-12th grade students and adults. They last approximately one hour and fifteen minutes and include a facilitated Q&A session. The programs are hosted at your school, at our museum facilities, or online via Skype.
Witness to History Project – Student Programs
The Witness To History Project – Student Presentations promote the lessons of the Holocaust through direct interaction between students and survivors. Participants bond with a survivor by listening to their story, asking questions, and then re-telling the story to others. The participant has a lifelong responsibility to educate others about the Holocaust by sharing this personal narrative and keeping the memory of the Holocaust alive.
Tours And Exhibitions
In-Person And Virtual Tours
Our museum houses the largest public collection of personal Holocaust artifacts in Philadelphia belonging to survivors, liberators, resistors, and their families. Virtual tours are currently available and open to the public. The artifacts tell individual stories of pre-war European life, ghettos and concentration camps, resistance, liberation, resettlement, and transitions to Philadelphia. These precious artifacts, documents, and photographs help to share the tragic and inspirational stories of our local survivor community.
We offer personalized in-person or virtual tours for individuals, families, and classes during the week by appointment. These can last anywhere between thirty minutes to more than two hours. Please contact us beforehand to schedule a tour or you can perform a self-guided tour below.