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From One Generation to the Next:
What Can We Learn from the Holocaust?

Gloria Fishel and children
Ms. Gloria Fischel giving a presentation on the Holocaust
to a 5th Grade class at Panther Run Elementary School,
Wellington, Florida

The Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme is launching a new community initiative titled, "From One Generation to the Next: What Can We Learn from the Holocaust?"

University students, parents, grandparents and Holocaust survivors are invited to help us further understanding of the Holocaust and its relevance today among younger students by contacting local schools and student organizations to screen the programme's educational film," Footprints: Discovering the Holocaust through Historical Artefacts", and lead a discussion on the dangers of hatred and racism today. As a follow up activity, students can express themselves artistically by drawing or sending their thoughts and questions to the United Nations by contacting us.

Contact us to obtain a copy of the film and send us photos of your school visit!



Gloria Fishel and 5th grade
Ms. Gloria Fischel giving a presentation on the
Holocaust to Daniel, Bryce,Ryan, Pierson,
Danielle, Eric and Jacob (5th Grade,
Panther Run Elementary School, Wellington, Florida)

Mrs. Gloria Fischel, our first "From one Generation to the Next" leader, is a grandmother and an active representative of Women’s League for Conservative Judaism, to the United Nations.  She recently visited Panther Run Elementary School in Wellington, Florida, where she talked to a class of fifth grade students about the history of the Holocaust and showed them the film, " Footprints: Discovering about the Holocaust through Historical Artefacts".

Letters students FloridaAs a follow up activity, the students wrote letters to Ms. Fischel about her visit to the school, which she shared with us:

"Dear. Ms. Gloria,
I learned that people back then were not treated as well as they should have been [...] Thank you for coming to our class." Pierson

"Dear Grandma Tickle,
Thank you for speaking to our class [...] It was important that you came so we will never forget about that time, and that the information will try to stop it from ever happening again." David

"Dear Ms. Gloria Fischel,
Thank you for visiting our class and teaching us about the Holocaust. I learned that people still deny Holocaust today. It doesn’t make sense that people would deny it if there were proof that it happened." Bryce

"Dear Ms. Gloria Fischel,
Thank you for speaking to our class. I have a question about how the Jews were killed and why the United States [and other countries] didn’t bother to help the Jews. I’ve been wanting to find the answer to that question for a long time." Eric

"Dear Ms. Gloria Fischel,
Thank you for speaking to our class. I’d like to know more about what makes people be mean to one another and why Hitler didn’t like the Jews. I also want to learn more about why the Nazis listened to Hitler and obeyed him. Have a nice day." Ryan

"Dear Ms. Gloria Fischel,
I learned a lot about the Holocaust [...] I really enjoyed having you in our class." Danny

"Dear Ms. Gloria Fischel,
Thank you for speaking to our class! During our talk about bullying, I learned vital information. I realized that the Holocaust can happen again. I learned that you have to speak up and take action at the first sign of bullying, to prevent it from going any farther. And if it’s not you being bullied, help the victim, because you can be the victim next time. I also found the video very interesting. It was fascinating how just from one little shoe, we can think of who wore it, and his journey. Again, thank you for coming in, and I hope you can talk to many other children too." Danielle

"Dear Ms. Gloria Fischel,
Thank you for speaking to our class [...] I learned a lot about the Holocaust and how the Nazis were mean to people who were a little different from everyone else. Thanks again." Jake