The rise of the Nazis, the Holocaust, its immediate aftermath, and the attempts of the survivors to reestablish their lives are subjects that have been richly explored by filmmakers. Filmís ability to bring history to life and to engage the emotions make it a useful medium for teachers with which to present such a difficult topic. This conference will explore how newsreels, documentaries, and commercial motion pictures were used portray the Holocaust from its beginnings to the present day. Attention will be devoted to examining how film can be used to help teach middle and high school students. Guest speakers include Neal Gabler, a distinguished author, cultural historian, and television commentator, and filmmaker, author and producer Daniel Anker.
The conference will conclude with a light dinner (dietary laws observed).
This conference is made possible through the generous sponsorship of Mrs. Fanya Gottesfeld Heller.
Date: March 13, 2012
Time: 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, 36 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280
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