Keeping Holocaust Stories Alive: Students Assist 'Mapping Our Tears'

Students in the public relations course taught this quarter by Lisa Newman at the University of Cincinnati have not only gained valuable experience by working for a real client, they also have learned valuable lessons about the Holocaust and humanity education.

The students have been split into three teams that have spent the quarter developing public relations strategies and plans to assist the

Mapping Our Tears

exhibit at the

Center For Holocaust & Humanity Education

. The campaign teams will present their final research, action, communication and evaluation plans to their client at

5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10

, in

Room 53, McMicken Hall


The Mapping Our Tears permanent exhibit shares the emotional and moral lessons of the Holocaust in an attic-style display at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.

Photo of Werner Koppel

Photo of Werner Koppel

“We have met with two Holocaust survivors and wish to help them to ‘tell the world,’”

says Lisa Newman, director of undergraduate studies in the communication department of  UC’s

McMicken College of Arts and Sciences

. Newman borrows her latter phrase  from an anecdote of a teen-age girl carried out on a stretcher from the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. An Allied liberator soldier gently put five pictures in her pocket, whispering in her ear, “Tell the world.”

Judges for the final presentations are Eden Cruz of GE Aircraft Engines, Debra Decourcy of Dan Pinger Public Relations Inc., and Lisa H. Newman of the UC Department of Communication.

Three teams include:

Gibor Tikshorut -  Which means “Courage in Communication” in Hebrew
Gina Diehl
Ashley McHugh
Kristi Moeller
Ebony Stephens
Melanie Swarts
Anu Reddy

Koharv Tikshorut – Which means “Star Communication”
Alysa Croxton
Lyndsee Dobbs
Heather Ernest
Linda Gallagher
Brian Nelson
Jametria Thomas
Dawn Starr

Givora Olami – Which means “World Courage”
Matt Evans
Desiree Jakubs
Jaime Keefer
Lindsay Lawrence
Tanya Preston
Heather Williams
CC Wissman
Tracy Blom

Client representatives from The Center For Holocaust & Humanity Education:
Dr. Racelle Weiman
Sarah Weiler
Marissa Delahostria

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