"Oskar was the age of my students when he went through the Holocaust, so having them read his story, while using HETAPAC as an additional resource, was an incredible experience."
-9th Grade Social Studies Educator
"Thank you so much for sharing the HETAPAC resources with Coconino High School. I am certain that more teachers will be visiting your website to obtain additional sets. It will be special, as you said, “to have you with us always”. Your message to the students was so powerful and so positive. I think you touched many, many lives, including mine. I marvel at the way your words weave experience with wisdom. Each time I listen to you, I learn something new and very important. Your advice to the students about knowing yourself, standing up to bullies, doing one good thing, and eliminating hate resonate so strongly with me. Your message will make a huge difference in their lives. I heard something this morning on the news about bystanders and speaking out against violence, and instantly thought of you. Thank you for your inspiration, Oskar."
-Gretchen Markiewicz: Education Administrator
"This is such a great resource. Such important lessons for young people, and amazing insights for all to learn. The HETAPAC is a wonderful, thoughtful account, and a valuable resource for teachers, with great questions for discussions."
-Gail Nirider Sturgell, History Educator
" I thoroughly enjoyed the materials, and wanted to tell you what a positive impact it will have on education. It provides so many valuable resources for our students and teachers. I especially enjoyed the chronological pages and the question- answer format. I was in awe at the chronological progression's details, and learned something just from reading that alone! I think that the question-answer format gives such a remarkable and "human" account to your story, and the story of millions of others. I have to admit that I was taken aback at the pictures. Especially the children, and of Oskar and his family. The reality of the horror juxtaposed with the innocence of your face, predeportation, brought tears to my eyes. You are leaving a legacy for mankind."
-Barbara J. Kowalinski, Principal, Santan Junior High
"Your HETAPAC notebook/flash drive are amazing. Very organized, and easy to use. I think this material would be great for 5th - 12th grade."
-Sam Russell, 12th grade Social Studies Teacher
" Wow- what a valuable resource this is!! Everything is so thoroughly put together and is very high quality. The photos are incredible, as is the information specific to Poland. The documentation of Oskar's return visit to Poland with his cousin is very touching and quite profound- as is seeing Rose at the camps from which she survived. Thank you so much for the opportunity to experience this incredible resource"
-Lindsay Taylor, 7th and 8th grade English Language Arts, Summit Academy
" I think the HETAPAC is an absolutely wonderful resource for teachers! I really loved the vocabulary section because it helped to narrow down the words a student might need to understand, rather than trying to teach all of the complex vocabulary associated with the Holocaust. The video is absolutely wonderful, and the testimonial of questions covers so many of the questions that my students ask about the Holocaust. Thank you so much for sharing this valuable resource with me! It is absolutely wonderful, and I truly believe that it will give teachers who are unfamiliar with the subject matter a great place to start teaching so horrific a topic, while still maintaining the themes of hope."
-Jennifer Roth, Teacher, Payne Jr High School
Oskar's Awards and Interviews
2014: Architect of Change Award
-The Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at Arizona State University
2014: Holocaust Survivor, Oskar Knoblauch, talks about pamphlets ordering Jews to register in Ukraine
-Channel 12 News, Phoenix
2014: Golden Rule Humanitarian Award
-Arizona Interfaith Movement
2014: What it is like to survive the Holocaust, Interview with Pat McMahon
2013: Characters Unite Award
2013: Certificate for Volunteerism
-Chandler Unified School District
2012: Days of Remembrance Observance Honor
-Luke Air Force Base
2012: Interview for Holocaust Artist Robert Sutz
-Channel 8, Phoenix
2012: Holocaust Survivor Interview
-Channel 12 News, Phoenix
2011: Courage and Determination and Commitment to Holocaust Education Honor - Dedication Tree and Bench
-Santan Junior High
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