The name Auschwitz has become so well-known that it has come to stand for the Holocaust as a whole. Yet the experiences of those who were selected for labor and incarcerated in the camp are less well known. In conjunction with our new exhibiiton, Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away., historian Deborah Dwork will discuss the experience of inmates at the women’s camp at Budy, one of the many subcamps of Auschwitz. Survivor Bronia Brandman will talk about her experience in Auschwitz, where she was held for a year and a half. Afterwards, seminar participants will take a self-guided tour of the new exhibition.
This program is part of Shoah Teaching Alternatives for Jewish Educators (STAJE) at the Museum of Jewish of Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, which offers professional development for teachers in Jewish schools at no charge. Advance registration is required.