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Judaica Sound Archives at FAU Libraries to Host “Music of the Holocaust” for 65 High School Students

March of the Living Students will use Campus Visit as a Mini Class Retreat

BOCA RATON, FL (January 18, 2007) – The Judaica Sound Archives (JSA) at Florida Atlantic University Libraries will host a special program, “Music of the Holocaust,” for 65 high school students on Sunday, January 28, beginning at 10 a.m., on the fifth floor of the S.E. Wimberly Library on FAU’s Boca Raton campus.

              The program, a mini class retreat for March of the Living Students, will feature selections from the JSA’s collection of Holocaust music, which includes songs from the ghettos, the camps, tributes to those who died and music of hope written as the new State of Israel formed.

            “The program will provide today’s students with a powerful and often overlooked way to experience their background and history,” said Dr. Maxine Schackman, assistant director of the JSA, who along with Dr. Leon Weissberg, director of the March of the Living/Southern Region, organized the retreat.

            During their three-hour library visit, students will also visit the Levine Weinberger Jewish Life Center, where they will hear Scott Benarde lecture on modern music of the Holocaust.

              The March of the Living is the largest teen Holocaust-education program in the world. It is coordinated locally by the March of the Living/Southern Region, which is headquartered at the Jewish Education Commission in Boca Raton. The program is an intensive, comprehensive semester-long college-level course that culminates in a two-week trip to Poland and Israel.

For more information about the “Music of the Holocaust” program, call Dr. Schackman at 561-297- 3765. Visit www.fau.edu/jsa   for more information on the JSA.

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