56. The Jewish Community of Thessaloniki (suitable for middle school and up).
This session is based on a PowerPoint presentation and requires an LCD projector and speakers.
This session aims at illustrating a mode of Holocaust education that focuses on a relatively small case study rather than trying to encompass the whole picture; this time we shift the focus from the suffering and the killing to a deeper understanding of that which we have lost. Prior to the Holocaust, Jews have thrived in Europe, in thousands of communities; each with its own history. Jews have lived in Thessaloniki, Greece since the 1st century CE and have been an essential part of the fabric of life of their city. This session will offer educators as well as students an opportunity to engage in an interactive research that will bring back to life some of the amazing richness of their story as well as their tragic end.