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Names Not Numbers

Names Not Numbers

Names Not Numbers 2024

Names Not Numbers 2023

“Names, Not Numbers ®,” a Holocaust Oral History Film Documentary program, transforms the traditional study of the events of the Holocaust in Europe into an experiential project involving the actual eyewitnesses to those events – the survivors and World War II veterans. This moves beyond the traditional classroom walls and creates an interactive and empowering educational lesson. Through this unique program, students learn first-hand about the Holocaust by making their own professional documentary. They themselves conduct oral history interviews. They themselves film and edit personal testimonies. They themselves form intergenerational connections and become the "witnesses to the witnesses."

To date, over 8,000 students in several countries from Grade 8 through college have successfully interviewed, filmed, and edited the testimonies of over 5,000 survivors and World War II veterans. The more than 700 documentary films produced by the project have been viewed by over 150,000 people and are archived in major museums and academic institutions.

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