The Stones Weep

Welcomed by educators, artists, students, historians as well as the Holocaust community, The Stones Weep by Miriam Brysk and Margaret Lincoln is a uniquely engaging and effective Holocaust Education book that combines multiple aspects of a survivor s art emotional, impressionistic digital creations with teacher-created and tested lesson plans that meet State and National Core Curriculum Standards, including an online lesson available in Moodle. In so doing, this book provides new perspectives for teaching and learning about the Holocaust.

The rare partnership of Holocaust survivor, artist, author, and professor, Miriam Brysk, PhD, along with Library-of-Congress American Memory Fellow and District Librarian at Lakeview, Michigan schools, Margaret Lincoln, PhD, affords an unprecedented opportunity to explore the Holocaust in both singularly personal and global historic contexts.

The Stones Weep was recognized by the Independent Publishers of New England with the Book of the Year Award and the Academic Award for academic excellence.

 
 

Miriam Brysk follows her memoir, Amidst the Shadows of Trees, with the engaging The Stones Weep: Teaching the Holocaust through a Survivor’s Art. This book is an effective tool for teaching young children through the stunning full-page color reproductions of her art work concerning the most terrible time in history. The book contains direct lesson plans and exercises for teachers and parents to show young children what happened, why it happened, and how humanity survives, Anyone interested in Holocaust studies, whether academic or lay person, will benefit from having this book in their home. The Stones Weep serves as reminder to never let this happen again. Many thanks to Gihon River Press for publishing this fine book.

Sal Glynn, January 27, 2014

 
 

She is a recipient of the Carnegie Corporation’s I Love My Librarian Award
The Stones Weep: Teaching the Holocaust through a Survivor’s Art. Miriam Brysk, a child-survivor of the Holocaust, holds a PhD from Columbia University. She has worked as a scientist and medical school professor. After retirement she became an artist and lecturer on the plight of Jews during the Holocaust. She has participated in three major art exhibits and twenty five solo exhibits. Her memoir, Amidst the Shadows of Trees: A Holocaust Child’s Survival in the Partisans, was published in 2013. Margaret Lincoln is District Librarian in Battle Creek, Michigan. She is a library of Congress American Memory Fellow and a US Holocaust Memorial Museum Teacher Fellow. She is a recipient of the Carnegie Corporation’s I Love My Librarian Award. The work serves as an introduction to Brysk’s art as well as a resource for teaching the Holocaust in public schools. Sections include information on Brysk’s life and art, an historical overview, an essay on art in the Holocaust, art gallery, and lesson plans. Each piece of artwork includes a description. There are seven lesson plans, each including relevant Common Core and/or American Association of School Librarians Standards for the 21st-Century Learner. Summing Up: Recommended for Junior and Senior High School Holocaust educators.

Michele Lefler, November 19, 2014

 
 

I love looking at the art of survivors.Very moving. My entire European family was murdered in the Holocaust, I love looking at the art of survivors.

Avi Dreader, October 27, 2014

 
 

“The Stones Weep” by Miriam Brysk and Margaret Lincoln is a uniquely engaging and effective Holocaust Education book that combines multiple aspects of a survivor’s art emotional, impressionistic digital creations with teacher-created and tested lesson plans that meet State and National Core Curriculum Standards, including an online lesson available in Moodle. In so doing, this book provides new perspectives for teaching and learning about the Holocaust. The rare partnership of Holocaust survivor, artist, author, and professor, Miriam Brysk, PhD, along with Library-of-Congress American Memory Fellow and District Librarian at Lakeview, Michigan schools, Margaret Lincoln, PhD, affords an unprecedented opportunity to explore the Holocaust in both singularly personal and global historic contexts. Critique: Profusely illustrated with images featuring an informed and informative captioning, “The Stones Weep: Teaching The Holocaust Through A Survivor’s Art” is especially recommended reading for educators, artists, students, historians, as well as a unique and seminal contribution to community and academic library Holocaust Studies reference collections and supplemental reading lists.

Midwest Book Review, Volume 13, February 2014