Rob & Laura Huberman with New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine PRINCETON, NJ - The Governor's Residence in Princeton, NJ, was the setting for a Holocaust book signing event and educational kickoff promotion for the latest classroom tool to educate students against the evils of bias, prejudice and intolerance.
Words for All Time: Students' Letters to Holocaust Survivors, presents these important lessons in studentнs own words. New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine was on hand to greet many of the thirty-five survivors featured in the book who, along with many family members, attended the event to speak and autograph copies. The book, a project of the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education, was edited by Rob Huberman, publisher at ComteQ Publishing. Rob compiled the book from among a thousand letters, poems and writings of New Jersey school children after they had a local Holocaust survivor, visit their school and tell the students about their own childhood experiences at the hands of the Nazis.
"This book represents only a fraction of the many letters received by Holocaust survivors after speaking to students in elementary, middle and high school classrooms," says Commission Executive Director Dr. Paul B. Winkler. "But these few letters do express the breath of emotions and depth of understanding felt by students after listening to a survivor tell his or her story," The book also includes a short message by each survivor to readers, conveying their thoughts on humanity, providing encouragement to students to remember the lessons of history and not repeat the same mistakes, and expressing their hopes for the next generation to take into the future.