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Teacher Training 4: Salvaged Pages

March 4, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Salvaged Pages: Diaries and Eyewitness Accounts in Holocaust Education
A training with Alexandra Zapruder

Our Summer Institute has been rescheduled into this four-part Teacher Training series taking place over the course of the school year. We are pleased to share that we’ll be able to offer these sessions to educators FREE of charge!

It is strongly recommended that teachers attend the entire series. All trainings will take place 8:30am-12pm ET and Act 48 credit will be granted to eligible participants.

  • Teacher Training 1: Comics & Curriculum: Engaging Students in Historical Representation & Memory (Friday, October 29, 2021)
  • Teacher Training 2: Using the Arts in the Classroom (Friday, February 4, 2022)
  • Teacher Training 3: Defiant Requiem: Music and Holocaust Education (Friday, February 18, 2022)
  • Teacher Training 4: Salvaged Pages: Diaries and Eyewitness Accounts in Holocaust Education (Friday, March 4, 2022)

Event Description: Diaries have the ability to not only document historical fact for readers, but also carry the powerful potential to have readers gain a better understanding of the writers behind the words. “…personal in its content, private in its intent, and spontaneous in its form…” diaries, like other artistic expressions of the Holocaust, offer a variety of format in which to receive and understand testimony.

Alexandra Zapruder, author and editor of Salvaged Pages: Young Writers’ Diaries of the Holocaust, will share the framework for Salvaged Pages and selected readings, an overview of resources for teachers, and participate in Q&A with participants. She will also share specific examples of writing exercises teachers can use in their classrooms to get students to interact with these historical diary entries in a meaningful way.

About Alexandra Zapruder: Alexandra Zapruder began her career as a member of the founding staff of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. A graduate of Smith College, she earned her Ed.M. in Education at Harvard University in 1995.

In 2002, Alexandra completed her first book, Salvaged Pages: Young Writers’ Diaries of the Holocaust, which was published by Yale University Press and won the National Jewish Book Award in the Holocaust category.She wrote and co-produced I’m Still Here, a documentary film for young audiences based on her book, which aired on MTV in May 2005 and was nominated for two Emmy awards.

She has been published in Parade, LitHub, Smithsonian Magazine, and The New York Times.


March 4, 2022
8:30 am - 12:00 pm


Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh
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