A Holocaust Journey: Lessons We Learned
To Honor the 25th Anniversary of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education at College of Saint Elizabeth, Dr. Harriet Sepinwall and Dr. Margaret Roman spent two years planning a travel mission for students at this Catholic College in Morristown, NJ. Professor Sepinwall invited Pinchas Gutter, a survivor of six concentration camps, to travel with the group and to share the experiences of his family in Poland during the Holocaust. Students from the college, children of survivors, and members of the local community traveled together in 2016 to Germany and Poland.
Footage shot at the locations visited includes commentary by a Holocaust survivor, the students, their professors and knowledgable guides.
In addition to filming the reactions of the students during the site visits, we interviewed them two years later about the impact of the trip. Our 30-minute film about this rich educational journey can help audiences understand the roots and ramifications of prejudice, racism, and stereotyping that lead to the Holocaust and discuss how those remaining silent and indifferent to the oppression of others were factors in how this devastating genocide occurred in the 20th century.