Facing History and Ourselves is “a non-profit organization that combats racism and antisemitism by using history to teach tolerance in classrooms around the globe.” Justin discovered this important organization, learned about its mission, and felt compelled to partner with them as a writer to talk to its members about his relationship with Holocaust survivor Ziggy Silbert. Meeting with Ziggy began as a community service project, but through the years has evolved into an important and meaningful friendship.
Click here to read Justin’s introductory article for Facing History and Ourselves.
Click here to read Justin’s featured article about his relationship with Ziggy.
Here is the Mission Statement of Facing History and Ourselves.
“Facing History and Ourselves is an international educational and professional development organization whose mission is to engage students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and antisemitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry.
By studying the historical development of the Holocaust and other examples of genocide, students make the essential connection between history and the moral choices they confront in their own lives.”
Be sure to visit the Facing History and Ourselves Website if you are interested in learning more.
Endorsements and Reviews of Facing History and Ourselves
“What a day! The residents were “blown away” by Justin. At dinner so many came up to us to tell us how much they enjoyed the presentation. And, it was the absolute best medicine for Ziggy. All in all, it was a winner, and Justin is a winner. ”Loretta M.