Lest We Forget

a touring exhibition of visual art and prose vignettes illustrating the early years of the Holocaust in Nazi Germany
and the refugee experience.

Exhibition Extensions​​

Diverse community outreach experiences can
enhance the Lest We Forget experience.

Program possibilities with the artists or members
of the community can include…


Holocaust survivor testimony
Fred Amram or other Holocaust survivors speak to adult and student groups. Consider the potential of a pulpit guest speaker. Contact Fred Amram or JCRC (Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas) for more information.

Visual & oral storytelling classes
Local artists and writers lead groups in telling their family stories with graphics and words. Intergenerational versions of these groups can be especially meaningful. Contact Sandra Brick or local teachers for more information.

Personal & family history writing workshops
Seniors gather to tell highlights of their history so that the heritage is not forgotten. Contact Fred Amram, local authors or high school writing teachers. This is also a great activity for school groups. (Example for students: Describe an injustice you have witnessed.)

Artist talks—both author & visual artist
Sandra and Fred are available to discuss the creation of the art and the stories. Alternatively, local artists and authors might provide an analysis of techniques, content, etc.
 
Community book discussions
Book groups might discuss books about art, writing, genocide, immigration or about the Holocaust. A few examples of Holocaust-related books include:
  • We’re in America Now: A Survivor’s Stories by Fred Amram.
  • The Diary of a Young Girl (The Diary of Anne Frank).
  • Maus by Art Spiegelman (Comic strip format).
  • Night by Elie Wiesel.
  • Sarah’s Key by Tatiana De Rosnay.

   

"Your talk was beyond inspiring!  Your sense of humor was wonderful and you really got the audience engaged."
WI Educator 
  "You are a fantastic speaker. I was amazed at how you could take us along the journey to go from melancholy one moment to mirth in the next." 
Student 
 
 
  We are so glad you were with us, and the kids especially found your talk meaningful, telling me we should definitely have you back next year. That's saying something!
Jr. High Principal