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Sierra Green

Archivist
Detre Library & Archives of the Senator John Heinz History Center

Sierra Green's collections

 

Weikers Family Collection

<p>A collection of archival records and photographs documenting the Weikers family's experience in Nazi Germany and their persistent efforts to seek asylum in the United States.</p> <p>Also included in this collection is an accompanying activity sheet on building archival narratives. This prompt is meant to guide students through the process of building the Weikers family story based on the records that they created and kept during a harrowing chapter in their history.<br /><br /><br /><br />For more information about the Weiker family story, see their profile on Generation to Generation: Family Stories Drawn from the Rauh Jewish Archives at <a href="http://www.jewishfamilieshistory.org/">http://www.jewishfamilieshistory.org/</a><br /><br />Tags: Nazi Germany, Holocaust era, primary sources</p><p><em>#historicalthinking</em></p><p><br /></p>
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Historical Empathy with Archival Documents

<p>Sierra Green, archivist at the Senator John Heinz History Center's Detre Library &amp; Archives, conducted an <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vyp400vV4zg">online session</a> highlighting multiple perspectives throughout history using materials from archival collections. </p><p>Archival materials can illuminate viewpoints at times overlooked in historical study, as they persist as remnants of individuals' voices in history. Included in this collection are facsimiles of materials from three local Pittsburgh stories. </p><p>Teachers can use these examples to examine history from the experiences of people who directly participated in those events. </p>
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