Survivor Presentation

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.

Survivor Anneliese Nossbaum sharing her artifacts with students
Anneliese Nossbaum sharing her personal artifacts with students.

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.

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.

Due to COVID-19 we will only be presenting virtual programs via Google Meet, Skype and Zoom. All on-site survivor presentations at schools are suspended until further notice. 

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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.
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Virtual Programs Connect 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 Google Meet, Skype and Zoom. 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.

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

The story of one family, not statistics

“It wasn’t about statistics or about a nation as a whole, but one person who lost his family and home.”

Letter to Survivor, Joe Kahn

“Even when I am older, I will tell my children about that amazing day you visited my class. Thank you for sharing your story.”

Unique Educational Experience

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