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The Next Chapter Project

Graduate with SurvivorThe Next Chapter enables high school youth to develop profound connections to the Holocaust. By participating in the program, students are awarded 40 hours of community service and create a special relationship with a local survivor.

At monthly meetings, students will learn how to:

  • Interview Holocaust survivors and document their oral histories in a written essay.
  • Study the history of the Holocaust and explore the current Jewish cultural renaissance in Poland.
  • Time commitment: Students will meet in one seminar a month from December through April, and connect with the survivor they have been matched with three times throughout the semester.

Applications are due October 20, 2014.

Survivor Stories

You can access the essays written in 2012 by clicking on the names of the survivors listed here. The research on the towns and countries of their birthplaces is also linked.

Survivor Lenci F.
Essay by Reyna M.
Kralovo Nad Tisou (pdf), Czechoslovakia (pdf)

Survivor Abram G.
Essay by Adi A.
Lublin (pdf), Poland (pdf)

Survivor Warren H.
Essay by Harriet C.
Mannheim (pdf), Germany (pdf)

Survivor Bill K.
Essay by Haley W.
Pultusk (pdf), Poland (pdf)

Survivor Hedy K.
Essay by Brenda G.
Vienna (pdf), Austria (pdf)

Survivor Lily R.
Essay by Jim I.
Sofia (pdf), Bulgaria (pdf)

Survivor Henry S.
Essay by Asher K.
Krakow (pdf), Poland (pdf)

Survivor Lori S.
Essay by Rachael K.
Vienna (pdf), Austria (pdf)

Survivor Elizabeth W.
Essay by Sophie R.
Augsburg (pdf), Germany (pdf)

Read previous year's survivor stories here

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Holocaust Survivor Relates Years of Hiding
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A hidden child in Brussels during the Holocaust, Hedy, now 90, shares her story with youth, and volunteers her many talents at her assisted-care residence, Rhoda Goldman Plaza, and at JFCS.

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Application Process
All interested high school students throughout the Bay Area are encouraged to apply. Please complete the request an application form. For questions, email Yedida Kanfer, Applications due October 20, 2014.



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