Through special arrangement with the Arnold-Liebster Foundation, Simone Arnold Liebster is available to visit your classroom through a free interactive audio or video conference. Students read Facing the Lion: Memoirs of a Young Girl in Nazi Europe and then prepare questions to send to Simone in advance of the live session.
Video conferences are available to classes who may not have the time or funding to read Facing the Lion, though it is recommended as it allows for a more enriching interchange with students.
Internet-based video conferences have been held thus far with classes in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington, South Wales-United Kingdom and Queensland-Australia.
Simone lives in France. She and her late husband, Max, founded the Arnold-Liebster Foundation in 2002 to promote education about the Holocaust and human rights. The Foundation especially aims to help young people to repudiate racism, xenophobic nationalism, and violence, and to learn to listen to the voice of conscience.
Simone Liebster speaks English, French, and German. She has visited over 50 cities in Britain, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Italy, Belgium, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Canada, and the United States, relating her experiences to educators, students, and the public.
Simone Arnold Liebster talks with 8th grade students at AC Reynolds Middle School in Asheville, North Carolina on November 30, 2009
(With permission of WLOS-TV News, Asheville, North Carolina)
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