What is Museum Without Walls?
Museum Without Walls’ objective is to inspire the next generation to become social justice leaders who will ignite change in their communities. We do this by providing the unique opportunity to hear first hand accounts of intolerance and racism at the site where it was experienced.
Museum Without Walls’ vision is to educate and inspire middle-high school students to become informed, engaged and motivated leaders who are emboldened to promote social justice in our communities.
“I think learning about history through experience is the best way to possibly truly understand what has happened.”
– MWW student
Night, Despair, Resistance and Hope
July 20th – 27th, 2019
As a teenager, Ellie Wiesel, along with his father, spent the tail end of World War II trying to survive horrifying internment at Auschwitz and Buchenwald. A memoir of this period in his life, written in 1960, became the Nobel Prize-winning novel, ‘Night’. For almost 60 years, ‘Night’ has been one of the primary resources of Holocaust history. In July of 2019, Museum Without Walls will take students and teachers on a journey to follow in the steps of Mr. Wiesel’s gripping story. The 9-day program is geared towards educators and students. Participants will travel to Krakow, Berlin and Wiemar to study Holocaust history from Mr. Wiesel’s perspective. Travelers can expect to receive a study notebook with copies of primary sources such as maps, timelines, documents and a copy of newest edition of ‘Night”. Teachers will receive multiple lessons plans from our education director.
“Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.”
― Elie Wiesel, Night