On Wednesday, May 26th, New York City teacher Erika Plumey and 15 of her students from Validus Preparatory Academy visited with Hungarian rescuer Guido de Gorgey. The visit, which the JFR helped to organize, was part of the students’ three-day Holocaust history expeditionary learning project.
Erika, who has attended several of the JFR’s Holocaust education programs for New York City teachers (click here to learn more about our programs), wanted to provide her students with an intensive, out-of-school Holocaust education program, so she reached out to the JFR for help. Though there are no authentic Holocaust sites in NYC, Erika will expose her students to the history of the Holocaust through a visit to the NYC Anne Frank Center and a tour of the Curious George Saves the Day: The Art of Margret and H.A. Rey exhibit at The Jewish Museum, in addition to their visit with Guido de Gorgey.
It’s not often that we get the chance to work directly with students, so we thank Erika and the Validus Prep students for this opportunity, and Guido for sharing his story with them!
Pictures of Guido telling the students his story