Staten Island, New York -- It is always a special occasion when Rachel Borenstein gets to speak with young students about her father, his incredible story of survival during the Holocaust, and how his art continues to tell a story long after his passing.
The 5th Grade students at PS 11 (Thomas Dongan School) may not have known the name of the late Emil Jacoby before this week, but chances are they will remember the Holocaust Survivor, former Staten Island resident, and talented artist now thanks to Borenstein.
On Tuesday, the Staten Island Holocaust Center (SIHC) President helped further Holocaust Education by displaying Emil's art for students and recounting his journey from Hungary, to a Nazi Labor camp, to Czechoslovakia, Israel, and eventually Staten Island. As part of SIHC's on-going Holocaust Education programming, Dr. Luke Berryman with The Ninth Candle conducted an informative and engaging Zoom call with students on Monday, as the non-profit organization and the Staten Island Holocaust Center continue to introduce and increase Holocaust Education across Staten Island and the United States.
If you have questions or would like further information about Holocaust Education programming, please contact the Staten Island Holocaust Center.
Rachel Borenstein (SIHC, President)