holocaust survivor

holocaust survivor

Be Kinder: Jennifer Wood at TEDxHamburg "Urban Connectors"

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Jennifer Wood's commitment to Holocaust history and human rights was sparked when she was fourteen years old, and the son of a Holocaust survivor spoke to her class about his mother's survival. She followed her interests to Dachau where she worked for three years in the former concentration camp (also called a memorial site) as an educator and public historian. Wood is passionate about young people learning from the authentic sites, where the Nazi genocide took place and believes that supporting teachers in this work is essential. In addition to learning about the history, Wood actively explores how kindness and empathy can be cultivated as a response to: it should never happen again, but what can I do? www.dachauisalsoatown.wordpress.com In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)