"Tikkun Olam: David Dickerson's Web Site is a 70-MB, nonprofit, personal,
educational Web site offering a wide range of information on the
Holocaust/Shoah, antisemitism, Jewish culture and history, and other
related topics."
Globaldreamers is proud to have a link on this important website which offers so much for educators and students alike. David's work can be used as an example for others around the world.
See: http://ddickerson.igc.org/education.html

Dear Ms. Goren:

Thank you for sharing your project with us. We feel that this is very important work. The Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum is dedicated to education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust, especially to young people, to both secondary school and university students.

In Poland and around the world changes in education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust have become apparent in the final decade of the 20th century. The history of memorial sites like Auschwitz, Majdanek, Treblinka, Gross-Rosen, and Stutthoff have been becoming increasingly distant to the generations born since WWII. Education, exhibitions, and publications must therefore not only teach young people, but make them sensitive to evil, and stimulate their feelings of empathy for the weak and wronged. It is important for them to care about the fate of the victims who suffered in the camps half a century ago, and for them to feel close to those victims despite the distance in time. Grappling with the universal message of memorial sites should teach humility to the slightest symptoms of evil and encourage them to live with integrity.

We feel that the work that you are doing is very important to educating the younger generation. The establishment of The International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust will develop and enhance the educational work carried out by the Museum. The Museum offers several educational programs and seminars.

We truly appreciate your interest and support of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. Your dedication is very impressive. We shall keep your educational program link and will contact you if there are further questions. We are sorry for not replying in a timely manner, as you can understand the Education Center is very active, especially with the 60th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp. Please contact us if there is any further need for assistance.

Yours sincerely,

Alicja Biaecka
Curator
ICEAH
Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum


Dear Marsha,

I am very pleased to learn about your outstanding project, and have reviewed the globaldreamers website with much interest. I commend you highly for this ambitious enterprise, whose promise of hope and peace has great potential.

The Museum of Tolerance hosts over a hundred thousand school students each year for an immersive, learning experience that exposes the dynamics of prejudice and discrimination in both an historic and contemporary context. Given the graphic nature of the exhibits and the subject matter, most of the students are from high schools. However, we have recently added a new exhibit, "Finding Our Families Finding Ourselves," for elementary age children, and we are expanding our connections with this crucially important demographic.

I would like to explore ways that we can introduce the school groups, including administrators teachers, students and parents, to your project, and facilitate their joining the growing global community of Dream a Dream with Ein Ganim. We, too, have websites with resources for educators and youth, and there may be opportunities for links. In fact, our website is undergoing a complete transformation at present, and will offer more opportunities for interaction and enhancements to support a community of practice.

I come to Israel periodically, not only to visit parents and family who live there, but in preparation for the Simon Wiesenthal Center's new project, The Center for Human Dignity in Jerusalem. I look forward to telling you more about the new dimension of a Childrens' Museum which has been incorporated in that project, and will provide a valuable resource to support and advance the kind of education towards social and civic responsibility that your website advocates. Unfortunately, I have just returned from a visit, and I am not sure when the next one will take place. Are you planning a visit to Los Angeles or New York? We have educational/training facilities on both coasts, where I would be pleased to welcome you.

In the meantime, please keep in touch via email. I shall share the information about your project with the Museum Educators involved with the elementary and middle schools, and solicit their ideas for how best we can become involved.

Once again, kudos on a thoughtful and meaningful educational opportunity for the children of the world. I look forward to further discussions with you.

With best wishes and kind regards,Mrs. Liebe Geft
Director
Museum of Tolerance
1399 South Roxbury Drive
Los Angeles, California 90035


Dear Marsha Goren,
We would like to congratulate you on your wonderful work. We find your project as very unconventional, interesting and important. It is really very helpful for world peace and tolerance.

We would like to assure you that we will recomend the "Dream a dream with Ein Ganim" to Lublin schools, colaborating with the museum.

We wish you all the best in your educational activity,

Maria Wisnioch
Chief of the Education Department
Majdanek State Museum


Janet,

Thank you for sharing this site. We would like to add it to our materials used in District 97 for teaching the holocaust. We will also link it on our Multicultural Center website.

Lynn Allen,
Director
Multicultural Resource and Educaiton Center
Oak Park ESD #97
Oak Park, IL USA


Dear Mrs. Marsho Goren

My name is Teresa Ewa Jezierska. I am a history teacher and a headmaster of Primary School No 32 in Lublin.

Our school bears a name The Memory of Majdanek and there is in a special place about 200 metres from former concentration camp Majdanek.
We remember about the tragical past this place and we educate children according to the spirit of tolerance, friendship and respect the peace in our school. We have co-operated with the Majdanek State Museum which expecially helps us in realization classes about Holocaust. Thanks for Mrs Mary Winioch our school was visited by many former prisoners of concentration camp on Majdanek. We honoured a meeting with ones presence Mrs Halina Birenbaum from Israel.

We have got to know with your project GLOBAL DREAMERS and we think it is very valuable in dessemination ideas of tolerance among students from all over the world.

We will be glad to join with our students for its realization.
For you and your children students from Primary School Ein Ganim we wish a lot of joy in realization of hopes this project.

Yours faithfully,
Teresa Ewa Jezierska


Dear Marsha:

Thank you very much for sharing your website with us. It looks very extensive and I will take some time to look through it. If you think there is anything we can specifically help you with, please let me know. Otherwise, I will add your link to our many resources for students and teachers.

Sincerely,
Jordana Luks
Officer of Public Affairs

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Jordana Luks
Officer of Public Affairs
Embassy of Israel
3514 International Drive, NW, Washington, D.C. 20008
Tel: 202-364-5548 // Fax: 202-364-5423
http://www.EmbassyofIsrael.org