This course approaches Holocaust history through primary source testimony, with emphasis on local Kansas City survivors in the Witness to the Holocaust Archive at the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education. Teachers leave this course with increased personal knowledge of Holocaust history, usable classroom activities, age-appropriate resources, and a familiarity with the recorded testimonies of local Holocaust survivors. Day one of the course will be taught by Alexandra Zapruder, editor of the book Salvaged Pages: Young Writers’ Diaries of the Holocaust.
Content and activities are appropriate for junior high, middle school and high school educators ONLY. A registration fee payable to the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education covers all course materials. Participants should register by July 1, 2017.
Drawing from family records, previously sealed archival sources, and interviews, Alexandra Zapruder details the impact of the film on her family and our country’s history in her book 26 Seconds. She discusses the book, the 486 frames of footage that she says “changed the course of our lives,” and the social, cultural, and moral issues they raised in the wake of JFK’s murder. Co-presented by the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education. Reception: 6 p.m. * Program: 6:30 p.m. RSVP: kclibrary.org * 816.701.3407
Alexandra Zapruder will participate in the 13th Biennial Educators’ Conference of the Holocaust Commission of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, taking place at Norfolk Academy. She will discuss her book Salvaged Pages and present a keynote address (time TBA). Participants will need to register. More information can be found at the event website.
Alexandra will be speaking at the Powell Holocaust Summer Institute as part of their educator workshop. She will be discussing her book, Salvaged Pages, on Wednesday, August 9th at the Holocaust Center for Humanity in Seattle. This seminar is open to educators by application via the Holocaust Center for Humanity website. Application deadline April 1, 2017.
In Twenty-Six Seconds: A Personal History of the Zapruder Film, Alexandra Zapruder traces the story of how her grandfather came to take the historic and iconic 26-second footage of the Kennedy assassination. The film not only led to conspiracy theories and investigations, but also left the Zapruder family with the burden of responsibility for the film and how it was subsequently handled.
For the first time—with the help of records, previously sealed archival sources, and interviews—Alexandratraces the film’s complex journey through history, considering its impact on her family and the public realms of the media, courts, federal government, and the arts community. Part biography, part family history, and part historical narrative, the book shows how 26 seconds of film changed a family and raised some of the most important social, cultural, and moral questions of our time.
The book will be available for purchase and signing.
Non-member price (includes lunch) $30, lecture only (1-2pm) $10
Book signing only.