Spring 2019 Programs
FREE Film Screening for Educators
Who Will Write Our History
Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 1:00 PM
Livingston Campus, Rutgers University
105 Joyce Kilmer Ave
Piscataway Township, NJ 08854
Please join us for a FREE screening of Who Will Write Our History, the incredible true story of archives hidden in the Warsaw ghetto, luckily found and translated. It will be screened on International Holocaust Remembrance day with over 150 other locations world wide.
After the film we will live stream a conversation with the director of the film, Roberta Grossman and Prof. Samuel Kassow, Trinity College, author of the book the film is based on.
- The Littman Families Holocaust Resource Center
- New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Trip
Thursday, March 7, 2019
7:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Day trip to visit the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.
Travel with fellow teachers to Washington D.C. to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum. Leave from Rutgers at 7 AM return at 9 PM.
Special behind the scenes talk with Museum Historian and Curator, Rebecca Erbelding.
One Day Workshop
The Holocaust in Poland and its Aftermath under Communism
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
This workshop will focus on Jewish life in Poland in the aftermath of World War II, the trauma of exile and issues of representation. Over 90% of the Jews in Poland were murdered during the Holocaust. In the immediate aftermath of the war, surviving Polish Jews grappled with returning to their homes. Those that did faced many challenges, including violence and living under a communist system dominated by Moscow. Filmmaker Marian Marzynski was smuggled out of the Warsaw Ghetto as a child and in 1968 was expelled from Poland in the wake of a government-sponsored "anti-Zionist" campaign. For almost 50 years he has been making documentary films, many times turning the camera on himself. In this presentation, he will talk about his life experience and show clips from his films.
“The Holocaust in Poland and its Aftermath under Communism”
Nancy Sinkoff, Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and History, Academic Director, The Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life, Rutgers University
“A Child Survivor with a Film Camera”
Marian Marzynski, a Polish Jewish documentary filmmaker, was smuggled out of the Warsaw ghetto in 1942 as a young child. He lived in Poland until the antisemitic campaign of 1968, when roughly 13,000 Polish Jews were expelled from the country. He fled to Denmark and eventually came to the United States in 1972. For almost 50 years he has been making documentary films, many times turning the camera on himself. In this presentation, he will talk about his life experience and show clips from his films.
Presented by Joanna Silwa and Colleeen Tambuscio