Stockton Brief – August 2017

Holocaust survivor Leo Ullman signs books for educators at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Summer Workshop at Stockton University

Representatives of the Yad Vashem International School for Holocaust Studies in Jerusalem brought their extensive knowledge and resources to Stockton University for the first Wally and Lutz Hammerschlag Summer Workshop attended by some 60 area teachers.

The Sara & Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center was chosen by Yad Vashem to host its first off-campus two-day teacher seminar in the United States from July 25-26 at Stockton University.

Robert Rozett, director of the Yad Vashem libraries, said they can bring an international perspective to the subject, as well as a wealth of information, including the testimonies of some 70,000 Holocaust survivors and 170 million pages of documents.

The two-day workshop also featured survivors who shared their stories and books they have written, including Betty Grebenschikoff, who escaped to China with her family; David Wisnia who was born in Poland, was deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau; and Leo Ullman was just a toddler in Amsterdam, Holland when his family went into hiding in 1943.