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Portraits of Life

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Portraits of Life

Portraits of Life: Holocaust Survivors of Montgomery County is a collaborative social documentary project (photo portraiture and narrative) created to tell the stories of survivors who have lived in and around Montgomery County, Maryland. The exhibit consists of more than thirty 24 x 36" panels.

This traveling educational exhibit provides visual imagery and personal history of Holocaust survivors, and reaches a national audience. Portraits of Life enhances classroom teaching and learning; provides students with direct experience on a professional project; offers opportunities for faculty and student collaboration, and reflects the partnership between Montgomery College and the surrounding communities.

In recent years, the Portraits of Life: Holocaust Survivors of Montgomery County programs and/ or exhibitions have taken place at the following venues:
  • Banneker Middle School, Burtonsville, MD 
  • Eastern Middle School, Silver Spring, MD 
  • Farquhar Middle School, Olney, MD 
  • Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Headquarters, Silver Spring, MD   
  • Lowell School, Washington, DC 
  • Hoover Middle School, Rockville, MD 
  • Lowell School, Washington, DC 
  • Montgomery College, Germantown and Rockville campuses, MD 
  • Redland Middle School, Derwood, MD 
  • Rehoboth Public Library, Rehoboth, DE  
  • Ridgeview Middle School, Gaithersburg, MD 
  • Rockville High School, Rockville, MD 
  • City of Rockville, Glenview Mansion 
  • Temple B'nai Israel, Rockville, MD 
  • Temple Har Shalom, Potomac, MD 
  • Wilmington Public Library, Wilmington, DE 
  • Westland Middle School, Gaithersburg, MD 

To request the exhibit and a Holocaust survivor speaker for your school or community group in Montgomery County, Maryland, please contact: Professor Ken Jassie, Montgomery College, Rockville, Maryland, USA.

View the "Portraits of Life: Holocaust Survivors of Montgomery County (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window) " catalog.