Ms. Nitzberg graduated from Columbia University with an M.S. in Library Service and a Certificate in the Conservation of Library and Archive Materials. Her first job, after graduating from Boston University with a B.A. in Art History, was cataloging the B.U. Art History Department’s images of works of art, and also began working toward her M.A. in Art History. She went on to work as a Library Assistant at the Harvard College Library (in the Conservation Unit) and the Harvard Law Library as a Supervisor, before obtaining her M.S. in Library Service from Columbia University. As part of her training in book conservation following four semesters of course work at Columbia, she interned at the Library of Congress in the Rare Books Conservation Department, and then went on to professional positions at Yale University, the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts, Princeton University, and at Gratz College where she previously held the position of Librarian for two years. Independent research pursuits have included examining the structures and materials of books produced through the millennia, with attention to the use of local materials and the influences of trade routes and other outside factors that impact the reading and writing materials of world communities, especially those of Jews in Yemen, Persia and China. She has also written book reviews for scholarly publications.
Josey G. Fisher
Josey G. Fisher, director of the Holocaust Oral History Archive of Gratz College, has graduate degrees in both clinical social work and Jewish studies and has focused her interdisciplinary background on Holocaust research and education for the past 26 yealmost three decades. She received her BA and MSW from the University of Pittsburgh and her masters in Jewish Studies with a major in Modern European Jewish History from Gratz College. She is an instructor in Holocaust education at Gratz College, offering a graduate course in "Teaching the Holocaust," an adjunct faculty member of the history department at Moore College of Art and Design, and maintains a private practice.
On three occasions, Fisher coordinated and accompanied Philadelphia teens on the International March of the Living, an intensive Holocaust educational program to Poland and Israel. She is a sought-after Holocaust educator and has served as a consultant for several Holocaust documentary and educational films.
Fisher is a member of the Pennsylvania Holocaust Education Council, the National Consortium on Holocaust Education, and serves as an emissary to the Ghetto Fighters' Museum in Israel for the International Book-Sharing Project. Her book, The Persistence of Youth: Oral Testimonies of the Holocaust contains fifteen accounts of young people, drawn from the Gratz College Archive. Other publications include articles in the Jewish Exponent of Philadelphia and the Dimensions magazine of South Florida. She is also a contributor to the four-volume encyclopedia The Holocaust: A Grolier Student Library edited by Geoffrey Wigoder.