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The Olympic Doll

by Shirley & Giora Gerzon

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Based upon the award-winning children's book, "I am a Star: Child of the Holocaust" by Inge Auerbacher.

Not until now have teachers been offered an instructional tool as versatile and meaningful as the critically acclaimed "Olympic Doll." This unique blend of poetry, art, archival footage and an engaging true story is a call to arms, not only to encourage a critical awareness of prejudice and discrimination, but also to be aware that we cannot allow forces to remove respect for diversity from our lives without consequences.

The story is narrated by a child's doll named Inge who relates the journey of author, Inge Auerbacher and her beloved doll from a warm and charmed childhood in Kippenheim, Germany, to the Terezin concentration camp, and ultimately to her liberation and immigration to the United States. Through it all, Auerbacher's optimism and hope are kindled and rekindled by her love for her precious doll and her mission to protect it from the harshness of the camp and the ever-present spectre of death.

Recognition of the prejudices and stereotypes responsible for the misery that Inge and millions like her faced will elicit a confrontation of the viewer's own prejudices toward race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, socio/economic status, language, nationality, and physical or mental disabilities.

KEY TOPICS:

Cultural Diversity

Human Behaviour

Consequences of Hate

Indomitable Human Spirit

Discrimination

Prejudice

Holocaust

World War II

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The Olympic Doll
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