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JCC Offers Free Trip to Holocaust Museum for Teens

There are many lessons to be learned from the Holocaust, and many high school students today spend some time in the classroom learning about what happened and the importance of treating all people with respect.

A visit to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., where the horrific events are explained visually and artifacts bearing witness to the Nazi atrocities are accessible to all, can greatly increase the students’ understanding.

The Jewish Community Center will offer a free one-day trip for a limited group of 9th-12th grade students to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum on Sunday, March 17. The group will leave from the Louisville Airport at approximately 6 a.m. and return at approximately 11 p.m.

To qualify for this trip, students must have never visited the museum before and must commit to making a presentation to their schools about the experience visiting the museum. Students must complete an application and write a one to two page essay entitled “The Importance of Visiting the Holocaust Museum.” It is open to all high school students.

Applications are available from Mike Steklof, JCC teen director, 238-2774 or msteklof@jewishlouisville.org and are due to him on February 7. Space is limited.

This trip is made possible by the Ida and Bernard Behr Second Century Fund.

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