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New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education

Student / Survivor Projects

Beginning in September 2010, through a generous donation from the Linda and Murray Laulicht Foundation, a series of student/survivor luncheon gatherings will take place.  This is a cooperative endeavor among the foundation, the Association of Jewish Federations, the network of Holocaust/Genocide Centers and the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education.  These luncheon get togethers have already included 100's of survivors and 5,000 students.

The purpose of the program envisioned by Murray & Linda Laulicht, the Commission and Holocaust/Genocide Resource Centers, provides a setting where students will learn the stories of the survivors in an informal setting and the survivors will learn about the students' city at their meal table.  Students and teachers involved have received educational resources for the classroom.  The program concludes with each student being presented a certificate of participation and a request to pledge to tell the story they heard to their family and friends now, and in the future (specifically in the year 2045 – 100 years after liberation) to their new families, work colleagues and friends.

The program ends with lots of pictures, hugs and the student pledge.

The students pledge to tell the story they heard from the survivor to family, friends and schoolmates now; and in the future to your colleagues at work (especially in the year 2045 - 100 years after the liberation of the concentration camps)

Pictures and comments regarding the programs can be viewed on this web site.

  • Drumthwacket - 2010

  • This year the Commission will institute a project to develop a publication of thoughts of students who have developed long term relationships with a survivor through projects such as:  adopt a survivor; luncheons; twinning programs, etc.

The core mission of the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education is to promote Holocaust education in the State of New Jersey. On a continual basis, the Commission shall survey the status of Holocaust/Genocide Education; design, encourage and promote the implementation of Holocaust and genocide education and awareness; provide programs in New Jersey; and coordinate designated events that will provide appropriate memorialization of the Holocaust on a regular basis throughout the state. The Commission will provide assistance and advice to the public and private schools and will meet with county and local school officials, and other interested public and private organizations, to assist with the study of the Holocaust and genocide.

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Phil Kirschner, Esq.

Lawrence M. Glaser
Executive Director
(609) 376-3968 phone

State of New Jersey
Commission on Holocaust Education
P.O. Box 500
Trenton, NJ 08625
(609) 633-8599 fax

The New Jersey Holocaust Commission is an autonomous body operating under its own policies and positions. It acts as a resource to the Department of Education to assist schools with various aspects of meeting the requirements of the mandate to provide Holocaust and genocide education. The commission provides curriculum outlines and suggested activities; identifies and publicizes demonstration sites for other districts to contact; and recommends informational resources and materials for teachers and students to use in the state.

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