Pages and Stages: The Holocaust in Literature and Film

A program of the JFCS Preisler Shorenstein Institute for Holocaust Education

Join us for Pages and Stages, a seminar-style course for high school students from the Bay Area and beyond. If you are a high school student with a desire to engage in peer-to-peer dialogue and to learn about the Holocaust through film, television, and literature, you are encouraged to apply! Together, we will develop a deeper understanding of Holocaust history and the ways in which it is transmitted and viewed through these media.

Pages and Stages is a virtual class that will meet weekly between September and November 2020 (4:00 – 5:00 pm PST).

Enrollment in this program complements enrollment in our other high school programs: The Next Chapter and Manovill Fellowship.

The application period is now closed. High school students are encouraged to apply for our other high school programs: The Next Chapter and Manovill Fellowship.

For more information, please contact Leslie White, Director of Education, at


Excerpts from the following will be read and discussed for the 2020 seminar:

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Night by Elie Wiesel

Rywka’s Diary* by Rywka Lipszyc

Man’s Search For Meaning by Viktor Frankl

* Available to purchase through the JFCS Holocaust Center or to borrow using our Library Catalog

Films and Television

The following will be viewed for the 2020 seminar:

Swing Kids (1993)

Schindler’s List (1994)

The Pianist (2002)

Band of Brothers (2001)

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