May 27, 2014
Twenty new trunks are now on display at Anne Frank in the World in Sandy Springs. The trunks join a collection of over 50 trunks currently in circulation throughout the state as part of the Holocaust Learning Trunk Project.
Student artwork on the trunks reflects stories of “upstanders” from the Holocaust, World War II, Civil Rights Movement and related themes found across curriculum standards. Examples of such upstanders include Rosa Parks, the rescue mission for Jews in Denmark, the Tuskegee Airmen, and Nelson Mandela.
Schools and organizations that participated in decorating trunks during the 2013-2014 academic year include: B'nai Torah Religious School, Congregation Ner Tamid, General Ray Davis Middle School, Luther Hudson Price Middle School, Madras Middle School, Moore Middle School, The Marist School’s Reach for Excellence program, Shiloh Middle School, Westside Middle School, and Woodstock Middle School.
[we] would like to say to the world, through our artwork, that all people are equal and standing up and protecting that equality is worth fighting for.” - Students of Woodstock Middle School Art Clib
More photos of the trunks are available on the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust's Facebook page.
Students of Shiloh Middle School in Gwinnett County pose with a trunk.