Holocaust Project: Born to Remember

ORGANIZATION: Holocaust Project:  Born to Remember

CONTACT NAME/TITLE:     Debbie Maier Jacknin

ADDRESS:     48 Newgate Rd

CITY:  Pittsburgh                                                  STATE:     PA                                    ZIP:        15202

PHONE: 412-427-5500                                        EMAIL:    DebO1960@aol.com

WEBSITE: Borntoremember.org


Mission of the Organization: 1.  Teach about the Holocaust in a creative, multimedia way.  2.  Take lessons from the Holocaust and apply them to issues today such as bullying, racism, anti-Semitism, or a friend who is drinking and thinking about driving.  We have just completed a documentary based on Holocaust Survivor, Fred Reif’s experiences.  We are working on finishing up the teacher’s guide.  The documentary is designed to be shown as a whole or in three class sessions.  If shown in three sessions, a teacher or facilitator stops the DVD at a point where someone during the Holocaust had a choice to make.  We created a decision process that helps to look at choices, consequences of choices, and then we show the choice that the person made.  The final decision we look at one deals with bullying.

Social Justice Issue Area that your organization works in:

___Peace and Human Rights                          ___ LGBT rights

                  X Woman, Youth, and Families       x Racial Justice      ___Environmental Justice

___ Economic Justice                     ___ Disability Rights                Other Bullying and decision making



Two projects that we have in mind are listed below:

I would be very open to what the students would like to do.

1. Students could be taught to facilitate the decision process and use it with their schools.

2.Students could help get this program into the hands of others.

3.  They could create multi-media presentations that deal with the mission of the organization.

The maximum number of students that can work on these projects are –  I would be happy to work with as many students as would be interested in the project.