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The NextGen Project models can be customized and structured to meet the facilitator’s or group’s needs. All models include a virtual or live presentation involving a person-to-person interview of at least one Holocaust Survivor or a descendant of a Survivor. Some models culminate with the participants creating a unique expression of the story they heard.
History comes alive as participants explore the true meaning of developing a caring community, free of hate, prejudice, and bigotry. Through personal accounts of living history, they uncover the danger of remaining silent amid signs that others are being harmed.
Our customized projects are perfect for:
In-person and Virtual Group Projects
High School Community Projects
Bat and Bar Mitzvah Study
Sisterhood and Brotherhood Meetings
Model One: Incorporates an interviewer and one Survivor who is interviewed in front of a large group of participants. After the interview, the participants may meet in smaller groups to discuss what they heard. Participants may create their unique story expressions.
Model Two: Consists of multiple Survivors meeting with various participants who are trained to interview Survivors and actively do so in a small group setting. The Survivors remain seated, and participants rotate around the room.
Model Three: This model can be implemented with multiple Survivors meeting with participants at a convening who work as a team to create their combined expression. At completion, a special event is organized to present the collective works to the Survivors.
Model Four: A Survivor is paired with a participant or small group. They work together over a few months, meeting regularly to forge a meaningful relationship. At the end of the project, the participant(s) create and present their story expression to the Survivor.
Model Five: This model is facilitated by mental health and volunteer theater professionals. “Witness Theater” dramatizes Survivor stories in a structured program implemented over nine months. Participants and Survivors gather regularly during this time so that participants can learn individual Survivors’ stories. Participants then enact the Survivors’ lives while they are on stage with them. This model requires the participating groups to be comfortable with this engagement, including re-enacting Survivor stories.
Please contact us to learn more about choosing the perfect project model for your group.