Thursday, September 10, 2009

The "Never Again" Student Conference

31 students participated in first “Never Again” Conference and got the opportunity to learn more not only about the Holocaust but about recent genocides in Rwanda and Darfur. Taking the challenge left to them by Holocaust survivor and Montgomery County guest, Irving Roth, students examined the six roles of social justice, and chose to make a difference. As a culminating event, students will travel to Washington, D.C. where they will experience the Holocaust Memorial Museum with Irving Roth. They will hear Estelle Laughlin, survivor of Majdanek, as she presents her story for students and their special guets (Irving Roth, monthly book author; directors of the Memorial Library of WWII of NYC). This conference, once it's finished, will give students a chance for leadership, learning, and life-long experiences as they delve into the implications, and the short-comings, of the post-Holocaust mantra, “Never Again.”