ABOUT THE LIGHT FROM THE YELLOW STAR PROJECT
Students in the light from the Yellow Star Project first read Robert Fisch’s survivor memoir while viewing his illustrative artwork. With Nancy Gorrell as facilitator, students then chose the piece that “spoke to them the most” to relate to their knowledge of the Holocaust. Following the survivor reading, students engaged in a discussion about Holocaust art with Evelyn Rauch, designer of the center’s Holocaust Memorial who shared her work with the students. As a Second Generation Holocaust Survivor, Evelyn empowered students to create their own responses as a post – Holocaust generation. Students and their teachers were given a variety of artistic tools and materials to create their own artistic response inspired by Robert Fisch’s work and what they had seen, heard, and felt deeply.
This outreach workshop was developed by Nancy Gorrell and Evelyn Rauch from Nancy Gorrell’s award winning article, “Teaching the Holocaust: Light from the Yellow Star Leads the Way,” English Journal (Dec. 1997).
Sponsored by the Margit Feldman Educational Endowment Fund and Temple Sholom Cemetery Society Education Endowment Fund.
THE LIGHT FROM THE YELLOW STAR PROJECT was made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in THE LIGHT FROM THE YELLOW STAR PROJECT do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.