On Tuesday, February 14, the eighth grade at Yeshiva of South Shore traveled to the Amud Aish Memorial Museum in Brooklyn. Amud Aish is a living memorial to all the victims of the Holocaust. The trip was of importance to the boys for it allowed them to engage in a hands-on learning experience through historical artifacts, documents, and personal testimony from survivors. The museum also focuses on the role of faith and identity within the broader context of the annihilation of European Jewry.
Rabbi Yisrael Munk, eighth-grade rebbe at the yeshiva, has incorporated the lessons of the Holocaust into his own curriculum. Recently, the boys in his shiur listened to the testimony that his own grandmother gave as she grew up as a child during the war years. The boys were left with a vivid message of the reality of the Holocaust, and the loss of past and future generations that would have ensued, while at the same time witnessing the rebirth of our nation worldwide, particularly in the United States and Israel.