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Dear Ms. Goren:
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.
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
Dear Marsha Goren,
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,
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.
Dear Mrs. Marsho Goren
Our school bears a name ’Äú The Memory of Majdanek’Äù
and there is in a special place about 200 metres from former concentration
camp ’Äì Majdanek.
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