A network of volunteers is available to speak to school groups and organizations to share personal stories of the Holocaust. The personalized nature of a survivor or one of their relatives speaking to your group will have greater impact than any story read or lesson taught. By bringing a speaker to your school or organization, the impact the Holocaust had on real people's lives is made even clearer.
Many of the speakers available to come to your group are second-generation survivors, meaning they tell their parents' story. Speakers may be available based on your group's proximity to Indianapolis and when the request is made.
There is no fee for speaking engagements but donations are welcome.
Located on the Max & Mae Simon Jewish Community Campus, the sculpture "Surviving Spirit" is the centerpiece of the Albert & Sara Reuben Holocaust Memorial Garden. Designed by sculptor and survivor Alfred Tibor, the sculpture is a single statement of the horror and triumph of the Jewish people. Guided tours are available in good-weather months (April through October of each year), frequently scheduled with a presenter from the Speakers Bureau.
The base of the monument is six-sided like the Star of David atop the sculpture. It is inscribed with the names of some death camps and concentration camps. The Mourner's Kaddish (a Hebrew prayer in memory of the dead) is also part of the memorial, as well as a poem by Tibor and a quotation from Elie Wiesel.
|For more information on these or other educational resources relating to the Holocaust, contact Amber Maze at 317-715-6976 or firstname.lastname@example.org.|