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
exhibit at the
. The campaign teams will present their final research, action, communication and evaluation plans to their client at
5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10
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.
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 UCs
. 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
Koharv Tikshorut Which means Star Communication
Givora Olami Which means World Courage
Client representatives from The Center For Holocaust & Humanity Education:
Dr. Racelle Weiman