Holocaust educator visits campus April 23

Alexandra Zapruder

Alexandra Zapruder, designer of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s children’s exhibition, “Remember the Children: Daniel’s Story,” speaks 7 p.m., Monday, April 23, in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center on the campus of Youngstown State University.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the YSU Center for Judaic and Holocaust Studies at Judaic@ysu.edu or 330-941-1604.

Zapruder, one of the foremost Holocaust educators and a powerful speaker on the experience of children during the Holocaust, was a member of the founding staff of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.  She went on to become assistant director of the Oral History Department, recording the testimonies of Holocaust survivors.

She is also the author of “Salvaged Pages: Young Writers’ Diaries of the Holocaust,” which won the National Jewish Book Award in the Holocaust category. She wrote and co-produced “I’m Still Here,” a documentary film for young audiences based on “Salvaged Pages,” which aired on MTV in May 2005 and was nominated for two Emmy awards. She is also author of “Nazi Ideology and The Holocaust,” which was disseminated to teachers and educators across the country.

Zapruder is the granddaughter of Abraham Zapruder, videographer of the film that shows the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.