Telling the Holocaust Story
The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem, Israel) ,
September 6, 2004
On the stage, nine Holocaust survivors sat at cafe tables, surrounded by a cluster of teenagers. As each adult began to tell his personal story, the crew of young actors continued the narrative and dramatized the stories. The tellers watched their own stories coming alive!
Such personal storytelling is more than a historical record and a way of forming art out of life; it is also therapeutical. Recreating personal experiences as story is a natural and ancient art-form which teaches and heals.
To tell in order to live is an ongoing project of Cafe Europa, a program for Holocaust survivors, which aims to release trauma through telling stories.
diversity training, education, healing, personal storytelling
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