Cary Reichardt, chair of the history department at the Torah Academy of Bergen County, knows that her students have learned a good deal about the Holocaust before they reach her class. Her goal, she says, is to go beyond what they have learned, “to put a face on it.”

TABC student Yehuda Safier of Teaneck swaps stories with Regina Salomon of Fair Lawn.
In the Holocaust studies class she created at the Teaneck yeshiva last year, “we don’t have a standard Holocaust education curriculum,” Reichardt told The Jewish Standard. As part of the course, she said, students are introduced to large amounts of literature and hear directly from survivors. This year, several new elements were incorporated into the mix, intensifying students’ connection to the material, said Reichardt.