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.