On April 12, NewGround joins those around the world in reflection and remembrance on Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day. Read more about “One in Thirty” here.
We hope you will take a few minutes to watch “One in Thirty” – a digital animation of the testimony of Henry Oster – one of only thirty German-born boys under the age of 18 to survive a concentration camp.
Sarah Antabli, one of our Muslim NewGround MAJIC alumni, had the opportunity to work with the Righteous Conversations Project last summer, as one of six students who created this film after hearing Henry’s story. The Righteous Conversations facilitates dialogue, social action and collaborative creative work connecting students with Holocaust Survivors.
The film, produced by current NewGround Change-Maker and RC Director Samara Hutman and RC Artistic Director Cheri Gaulke has been screened in many local and national film festivals where it won many awards, including Westflix Festival’s Humanitarian Award at the ArcLight Hollywood.
The Righteous Conversations Project and NewGround both know the danger of dehumanization and the importance of sharing stories as a way of understanding each person’s humanity. We at NewGround are proud of our students who work with Righteous Conversations to help give color to the voice and values of Holocaust survivors.
This year, our entire MAJIC cohort has collaborated with the Righteous Conversations Team who has helped us to share our own experiences of humanizing one another through the values of curiosity, constructive discomfort and harnessing the potential of pluralism. We look forward to sharing them with you.