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Voices on Antisemitism: Samia Essabaa (English teacher, Noisy-le-Sec, France)

From: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Length: 06:04

Samia Essabaa was born in France to Moroccan and Tunisian parents. A Muslim, shaped by both Arabic and French culture, Essabaa often feels she can relate to her students, many of whom are from Africa and the Caribbean. A believer in hands-on learning, she takes her classes to Auschwitz, where they learn not only about history, but about humanity and community. Read the full description.

Voa_small Samia Essabaa was born in France to Moroccan and Tunisian parents. A Muslim, shaped by both Arabic and French culture, Essabaa often feels she can relate to her students, many of whom are from Africa and the Caribbean. A believer in hands-on learning, she takes her classes to Auschwitz, where they learn not only about history, but about humanity and community.

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Samia Essabaa was born in France to Moroccan and Tunisian parents. A Muslim, shaped by both Arabic and French culture, Essabaa often feels she can relate to her students, many of whom are from Africa and the Caribbean. A believer in hands-on learning, she takes her classes to Auschwitz, where they learn not only about history, but about humanity and community.

Broadcast History

Broadcast on the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Web site.

Transcript

SAMIA ESSABAA:
We can succeed only if we go out of the school. We cannot stay between the four walls of a class. It's an obligation, to deepen what the students don't understand and what they refuse to learn.

ALEISA FISHMAN:
Samia Essabaa was born in France to Moroccan and Tunisian parents. A Muslim, shaped by both Arabic and French culture, Essabaa often feels she can relate to her high-school students, many of whom have emigrated from Africa and the Caribbean. A strong believer in hands-on learning, Essabaa has taken her classes from suburban Paris to Auschwitz, where students learn not only about history, but about humanity and community.

Welcome to Voices on Antisemitism, a podcast series from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum made possible by generous support from the Oliver and Elizabeth Stanton Foundation. I'm your host, Aleisa Fishman. Every other week, we invite a gu...
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