SOON, THE RESPONSIBILITY of keeping alive and sharing the stories and lessons of the Holocaust will fall to the children and grandchildren of survivors. The Holocaust Council of Greater MetroWest NJ, a department of federation, is committed to keeping alive these stories and is offering “Keep Talking,” a workshop to help second- and third-generation survivors honor their families’ legacies.
Featured speaker Jack Hersch, author of “Death March Escape: The Remarkable Story of a Man Who Twice Escaped the Nazi Holocaust,”
will present his father Dave Hersch’s harrowing story, along with how he prepared to share it.
Ilyse Shainbrown, the Holocaust Council’s director of education, will lead this seminar to show next-gen survivors how to prepare their parents’ and grandparents’ stories to share at schools, synagogues, churches, and throughout the community.
“It terrifies us to think what will happen to these stories once there are no longer any survivors left to share them,” said Shainbrown. “That’s why it’s imperative that the children and grandchildren pick up the torch and keep the stories alive after the survivors are gone.”
“Keep Talking” will be held Monday, Aug. 12, 10 a.m.-noon, at the Aidekman Jewish Community Campus in Whippany. Free; registration is strongly encouraged. Visit jfedgmw.org/generations or contact Jamie
Carus at email@example.com or 973-929-3194.