12-9-2013

Learning trunk launched in memory of Holocaust survivors at a Cobb county middle school

9 DECEMBER 2013 – The Georgia Commission on the Holocaust launched a new trunk as part of the statewide Holocaust Learning Trunk Project at Cobb County’s Smitha Middle School. The trunk was sponsored by Freda Goodman, an educator, in memory of her parents Israel and Gisela Silberminz who both survived the Holocaust. Students and educators at the school participated in an activity that utilized a set of ID cards from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to allow students to read true stories of teenagers who were targeted during the Holocaust.

The trunk is now available to all middle schools in the Cobb County school district. Educators who would like to check-out the trunk for their school can do so by submitting a request online. Please click here to request the trunk in Cobb County.

This trunk is part of the statewide Holocaust Learning Trunk Project which provides all middle school educators in the state access to trunks full of educational materials about the Holocaust. The contents are meant to supplement to curriculum already in place. There is no cost to use a trunk. To learn more about this project, please click here.