Number the Stars Community Education Program

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Supporting Holocaust Awareness & Education

Although Lois Lowry’s classic novel, Number The Stars, is a work of historical fiction, it presents many very important truths about the Holocaust in a way that is accessible to young audience members. Now more than ever, it is vital that we bear witness to the atrocities committed during The Holocaust and tell the stories of the survivors to future generations.

Join Haddonfield Plays & Players as we observe the 20th anniversary of our groundbreaking Number the Stars program in raising Holocaust awareness in schools through theater.

2019 Number the Stars program

Ticket Price: $12 per student
Dates: April 4 and April 5, 2019
Times: 10 a.m. matinee with survivor talk back; 12:30 p.m. matinee with survivor talk back.
Location: Camden County College, Dennis Flyer Theater, Blackwood, NJ
Program Details: The theatrical presentation of Number the Stars is approximately 60 minutes long, followed by a 30-minute question and answer session with a Holocaust survivor talk back. The entire program is 1.5 hours.

Haddonfield Plays & Players provides educational resources to teachers and schools participating in the program, including:

  • Introductory PowerPoint: a presentation so teachers can introduce students to the history and themes present in Number the Stars, providing background information about The Holocaust and the Nazi occupation of Denmark.

  • Anticipation Guide: Students will evaluate a series of statements that are tied to the major themes in Number The Stars before and after the performance to see how their views may have shifted. This questionnaire can be used to initiate meaningful discussion.

  • Suggested Reading & Viewing List: We will provide a list of additional materials for reading or viewing, should your students wish to expand further upon the material discussed in Number The Stars.

To reserve your tickets or for more information, contact: 

Education Program Partners

The Esther Raab Holocaust Museum & Goodwin Education Center has been a program partner since 1999.

Supported in part by grant funding from the Camden County Cultural Heritage Foundation.