Isaiah looked past the glittering array of Garden State athletes and entertainers and nominated a woman who had shared a valuable message with the kids at the Glassboro Intermediate School.
After explaining to the Hall of Fame board who Dahme is and what she has experienced, Isaiah wrote, “Maud Dahme shares her story with schools and church groups.
Do you find that educators have a different perspective on the trip than those outside the field?
Each group I travel with looks at the Holocaust the same way teacher or not.
We caught up with Maud for her reflections on the project and the importance of Holocaust education.
Why is Holocaust education important for today’s teachers and students?Educating people is an important job because she shows what horrible things can happen when people are prejudiced.Her teachings remind us that all people have rights and should be treated with respect.”Instead of inducting Dahme, the board decided to give her the Unsung Hero Award.The Smithereens -- Jim Babjak, Dennis Diken, Mike Mesaros, and the late Scotch Plains native Pat Di Nizio -- will be inducted at the 11th annual ceremony to be held on Sunday, October 27, 2019, at the Paramount Theatre on the Asbury Park.The band had a string of modest hits in the 1980s, including .Transformation & Remembrance: A Journey from the Holocaust to the Classroom is a powerful documentary from the producers of NJTV’s Classroom Close-Up, a series that follows the journey of New Jersey educators to Europe as they learn about the Holocaust in very tactile ways.Visiting concentration camps and other pertinent sites in Germany and the Czech Republic and other countries, discussing teaching tactics with European educators help this group bring the lessons of the Holocaust back to their Garden State classrooms.What is the one thing you want people to know about this period of history?To me the one thing amid all these atrocities that there were good people who cared and saved people as my self. New Jersey Hall of Fame has a yearly essay contest for students. Isaiah Eila, a student in Glassboro wrote the essay on me and won first prize a couple of years ago.They have now seen, felt and smelled the horrors committed by the Nazis.Their students will be the beneficiaries of their knowledge and understanding of the atrocities committed during the Nazi regime.