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Wyncote, Pennsylvania 19095
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Deanne Scherlis Comer received a B.S. in Education from Temple University and has pursued graduate work in Humanistic Education. She served as an assistant coordinator for the First International Conference on Teaching the Holocaust held in Philadelphia in 1974 and as a trainer for the World of Difference Program of the Anti-Defamation League. Deanne taught for twenty five years in the Abington, Pennsylvania School District , where she chaired the Holocaust Education Curriculum Committee. She is a member of the PA Holocaust Education Council, has lectured extensively on teaching the lessons of the Holocaust and has received numerous awards for her innovative work. Within Pennsylvania these include the Pennsylvania Holocaust Education Council Janusz Korczak Award for Teaching Excellence, House of Representatives and Senatorial Citations, and the Inter-Group Harmony Award from the Human Relations Council of Montgomery County. She is the writer/ director of the DVD series: Voices of Holocaust History.
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Ruth Kapp Hartz is a graduate of the University of Paris ( Sorbonne.) After having survived the horrors of World War II in France, she emigrated to the US in 1958. She taught French for over thirty years in Pennsylvania at the Springside School, Bryn Mawr College and Arcadia University. She is a member of the PA Holocaust Education Council, the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) and the Alliance Francaise. Ruth was the recipient of the Legion of Honor from the Chapel of Four Chaplains of Philadelphia in recognition of her outstanding service to Bryn Mawr College as well as other awards for her contributions to Holocaust Education both in Pennsylvania and nationally. She is the subject of the book: Your Name is Renée: by Stacy Cretzmeyer, the author of A Legacy of Goodness: the story of her French Rescuers during World War II.