A Holocaust Journey: Lessons from the Past documentary (30:00)
To Honor the 25th Anniversary of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education at College of Saint Elizabeth, Dr. Harriet Sepinwall and Dr. Margaret Roman spent two years planning a travel mission for students at this Catholic College in Morristown, NJ.
Professor Sepinwall invited Pinchas Gutter, a survivor of 6 concentration camps, to travel with the group and to share the experiences of his family in Poland during the Holocaust. Students from the college, children of survivors, and members of the local community traveled together in 2016 to Germany and Poland.
We filmed the reactions of the students and interviewed them two years later about their experiences traveling with their professors.
Our 30-minute film about this rich educational journey can help audiences understand the roots and ramifications of prejudice, racism, and stereotyping that lead to the Holocaust and discuss how those remaining silent and indifferent to the oppression of others were factors in how this devastating genocide occurred in the 20th century.
We are nearly finished with the post-production phase. The cost of making a film is high. We welcome contributions of any size to help us finish and distribute "A Holocaust Journey: Lessons from the Past."
Rappaport Memorial, Warsaw
Pinchas Gutter at Madjanek in Lublin, Poland
Auschwitz - Birkenau