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Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission


Live Conversation with Holocaust Survivor Susan (Hilsenrath) Warsinger & Filmmaker Lynn Novick

Event details
Calendar   Speaking Engagements
Location Virtual
Date Tue, Oct 11, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Duration   1h

With the international debut of The U.S. and the Holocaust, filmmaker Lynn Novick will be joined by featured Holocaust survivor Susan (Hilsenrath) Warsinger to discuss the importance of first-person testimony in teaching about Holocaust history, as well as American history. Susan will also share her perspective as a former middle school teacher, why she hopes educators will use the film, and what she believes students can learn from it. 

Participants will receive a collection of instructional resources that use survivor testimony to prompt student examination of this history and its relevance to the world today. This event will be the second in a series of programs designed for teachers in conjunction with this new documentary.

Register here.

About the film:
Ken Burns, Lynn Novick, and Sarah Botstein’s three-part, six-hour documentary series, The U.S. and the Holocaust, examines how the American people and our leaders responded to one of the greatest humanitarian disasters of the 20th century, and how this catastrophe challenged our identity as a nation of immigrants and the very ideals of our democracy.

The film aired September 18–21 on PBS stations nationwide and is available for streaming at no cost for one month. Find lesson plans and activity suggestions incorporating clips from the film.

Corporate funding for The U.S. and the Holocaust was provided by: Bank of America.
Major Funding was provided by: David M. Rubenstein; the Park Foundation; the Judy and Peter Blum Kovler Foundation; Gilbert S. Omenn and Martha A. Darling; The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations; and by the following members of The Better Angels Society: Jeannie and Jonathan Lavine; Jan and Rick Cohen; Allan and Shelley Holt; the Koret Foundation; David and Susan Kreisman; Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder; Blavatnik Family Foundation; Crown Family Philanthropies, honoring the Crown and Goodman Families; the Fullerton Family Charitable Fund; Dr. Georgette Bennett and Dr. Leonard Polonsky; The Russell Berrie Foundation; Diane and Hal Brierley; John and Catherine Debs; and Leah Joy Zell and the Joy Foundation. Funding was also provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and by public television viewers.

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