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Portraits of Life: Holocaust Survivors of Montgomery County is a collaborative social documentary project (photo portraiture and narrative) created to tell the stories of survivors who have lived in and around Montgomery County, Maryland. The exhibit consists of more than thirty 24 x 36" panels.

This traveling educational exhibit provides visual imagery and personal history of Holocaust survivors, and reaches a national audience. Portraits of Life enhances classroom teaching and learning; provides students with direct experience on a professional project; offers opportunities for faculty and student collaboration, and reflects the partnership between Montgomery College and the surrounding communities. 


In the 2015-2016 academic year POL programs took place in the following venues:

Montgomery College, Germantown and Rockville Campuses, MD

Eastern Middle School, Silver Spring, MD

Ridgeview Middle School, Gaithersburg, MD

Rockville High School, Rockville, MD

Farquhar Middle School, Olney, MD

Redland Middle School, Derwood, MD

Temple B'nai Israel, Rockville, MD

Temple Har Shalom, Potomac, MD

Rehoboth Public Library, Rehoboth, DE (Upcoming: Fall 2016)

 

In the 2014-2015 academic year POL programs took place in the following venues:

  • Eastern Middle School, Silver Spring, MD
  • Wilmington Public Library, Wilmington, DE
  • Westland Middle School, Gaithersburg, MD
  • Ridgeview Middle School, Gaithersburg, MD
  • Rockville High School, Rockville, MD
  • Redland Middle School, Derwood, MD
  • Hoover Middle School, Rockville, MD
  • Banneker Middle School, Burtonsville, MD
  • Lowell School, Washington, DC
  • Temple Har Shalom, Potomac, MD
  • Montgomery College, Rockville, MD
  • Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Headquarters, Silver Spring, MD    
                                                              

To request the exhibit and a Holocaust survivor speaker for your school or community group in Montgomery County, Maryland, please contact: Professor Ken Jassie, Montgomery College, Rockville, Maryland, USA. ken.jassie@montgomerycollege.edu.

View the "Portraits of Life: Holocaust Survivors of Montgomery County" catalog.

We invite you to view, Access to History: Holocaust Survivors. This 2012 Telly award-winning video interview features Montgomery College Professor Ken Jassie, Montgomery College students and Holocaust survivors Nesse Godin and Emanuel Mandel. The video produced and director by MCTV’s Dan Rankin runs 49 minutes and is a production of Montgomery College Television (MCTV) © 2012.

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