Lindsey’s lesson: Holocaust museum and Cohen Education Center

Reporter: Lindsey Sablan
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Survivors of Auschwitz gather on the 74th anniversary of the liberation of the former Nazi German death camp in Oswiecim, Poland, on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. They wore striped scarves that recalled their uniforms, some with the red letter “P,” the symbol the Germans used to mark them as Poles. The observances come on International Holocaust Remembrance Day.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Tuesday’s Lindsey’s lesson is a critical one—The Holocaust museum and Cohen Education Center reached out because they are pivoting how they traditionally teach.

Many of your children go to the museum around this time for field trips.

Since that’s not possible—they’ve created an entire page under “Education”—to help you teach your child.

The director of operations, Sam Parish says they’re trying to make it easy for you.

“Holocaust education is mandated in the state of Florida, so instead of us just saying it’s mandated, you’ve got to teach it. We’re saying it’s mandated, let us help you,” said Parish.

Parish understands this is a heavy topic—so they have activities geared for ages kindergarten through 12th grade.

One big part of their current exhibits is liberator testimonies since this is the 75th anniversary.

And you can hear from some of them who live in Southwest Florida.

Parish said you can reach out directly to them to ask for specific videos or activities to help with your child—that goes for teachers as well.

For more information or to check out the Holocaust Museum website, click here.

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