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 offered to both high school students and adult community members from the Bay Area and beyond. Those who are eager to learn about the Holocaust through film, television, and literature, and to participate in community dialogue should inquire for more information. No prior knowledge of the Holocaust is required. 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 for adult community members is a virtual class that will meet weekly between March 4, 2021 and March 25, 2021 (11AM – 12:15PM PST).
  • Stay tuned for the next semester of Pages and Stages for high school students.

Request participation in the seminar here. For more information, please contact Leslie White, Director of Education, at


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

Swing Kids (1993)

Schindler’s List (1994)

The Pianist (2002)

Band of Brothers (2001)

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