Echoes of Memory Volume I; Stories from the Memory Project

Washington DC: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 2003. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. [4], vi, 86 pages. Illustrations. A sense of duty and obligation to share experiences and memories is real and present for many Holocaust survivors. The Memory Project provides survivors who volunteer at the Museum with a powerful outlet through which to bear witness. These guided writing workshops strengthen the ability of our survivor writers to recount their experiences for their families and for the historical record. This is one more way that the Museum helps survivors—eyewitnesses to the Holocaust—to teach new generations about hatred, intolerance, and indifference, and to expand our understanding of Holocaust history from a deeply personal perspective. The Memory Project is based on the Leave-A-Legacy Writing Workshops developed by the Drew University Center for Holocaust/Genocide Study, to whom we are grateful for training and guidance. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is the United States' official memorial to the Holocaust. The USHMM provides for the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history. It is dedicated to helping leaders and citizens of the world confront hatred, prevent genocide, promote human dignity, and strengthen democracy. In 2008, the Museum had 175,000 members. Since its dedication on April 22, 1993, the Museum has had nearly 40 million visitors, including more than 10 million school children, 99 heads of state, and more than 3,500 foreign officials. Less than 10 percent of the Museum's visitors are Jewish. The USHMM’s collections contain more than 12,750 artifacts, 49 million pages of archival documents, 80,000 historical photographs, 200,000 registered survivors, 1,000 hours of archival footage, 84,000 library items, and 9,000 oral history testimonies. It also has teacher fellows in every state in the United States and almost 400 university fellows from 26 countries since 1994. Researchers at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum have documented 42,500 ghettos and concentration camps erected by the Nazis throughout German-controlled areas of Europe from 1933 to 1945. Condition: Very good.

Keywords: Nesse Godin, Pete Phillips, Charlene Schiff, Flora Singer, Esther Rosenfeld Starobin, Adelsheim, Jews, Prisoner of War, Elizabeth Anthony, Margaret Peterson, Holocaust, Genocide, Anti-Semitism

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