Professional Development Workshop: Survivor – Aron’s Story
The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County (HMTC) presents, a professional development workshop, Survivor – Aron’s Story, on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at 4 p.m. The workshop will take place at HMTC, Welwyn Preserve, 100 Crescent Beach Road, Glen Cove, NY. Author Alex Teplish immerses the audience in his grandfather’s memoir, utilizing Shoah Foundation video testimony, artwork from the book, and historical music and imagery. Humanities and arts educators are encouraged to participate in this workshop. There is no fee to attend.
The first part of Survivor – Aron’s Story shares Aron’s experience of living in Odessa, Ukraine and his survival as a teenager under the Romanian/Nazi occupation during WWII. Aron’s story, visually depicted in graphic novel form, allows readers to experience the events first hand, through the eyes of young Aron himself, while learning about one of the least documented episodes of the Holocaust. The second part of the book delves into the history of the Jewish Diaspora, connecting this historical background to the roots of Jewish persecution, WWII and the Holocaust.Buy tickets/get more info now