Holocaust studies for Years 5 and 6

March 12, 2014 by Nanette Horak
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Guest presenters are talking to children about their personal experiences in the Holocaust to give the children a better understanding of this period in Jewish history. 

Memorial Board representing family-members' friends who were children when they perished in the Shoah.

Memorial Board representing family-members’ friends who were children when they perished in the Shoah.

Many children have limited access and knowledge of Judaism and, therefore, do not have an understanding of the horrors of the Holocaust.

Project Heritage is a BJE program offered to Year 5 and 6 students in selected Sydney schools.

One of our 2013 students from Woollahra who will have her Bat Mitzvah this year and did not have a  Hebrew name, was discussing the options with her Rabbi.  She selected her grandmother’s name, but was so moved by her historian, George Grojnowski’s story, that she also decided to include his sister’s name, Hannah, in her own name.  George was deeply touched.

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