Weisman, who made her first film for BHS English teacher June Tinkhauser, says she and Jacobs have since taken the Memory Project on tour to Poland, Slovakia and Germany as well as to New York, Florida and Texas. The exhibit, which has been seen by more than 100,000 people, has been displayed at the Holocaust Resource Center in Manhasset. The film has been shown in a number of schools, and a website, findingkalman.org, contains a host of resources for teachers who are interested in building a lesson around the documentary.
Weisman, who has a master’s in museum education from the Bank Street College of Education, told the Herald that she hopes that “Finding Kalman” will demonstrate that families of survivors can experience joy and lead full lives while still honoring the pain of their people. “For me, working on this project is a way to connect people to their own histories and to each other’s humanity,” Weisman said. “It’s my hope that compassion grows from connection and understanding.”