Debby Ziering

Debby Ziering completed the Safekeeping Stories of the Holocaust Workshop program and is a member of the Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center’s GenerationsForward Holocaust Speakers Community.

Debby is the daughter of two Holocaust survivors. She authored the story of her father, Herman, in the Workshop. Herman is from Kassel, Germany and was a teen when the Nazis invaded Germany. He was sent to the Riga Ghetto in Latvia and the Kaiserwald concentration camp. Debby recounts her father’s story from the perspective of a young teen and discusses how her father’s story has impacted her life.

The Ziering family story as told by Debby is recounted in the Herman and Lea Ziering Archive Center at the Manhattan College Genocide and Multicultural Center in Riverdale, New York. In addition to books and other resources for research, the archive includes artifacts from Herman’s work bringing Nazi war criminals to justice after the war.

Debby co-teaches 8th graders at SAR Academy in the Names Not Numbers© Program, an oral history film project which enables students to interview Holocaust survivors to learn about World War II and create a documentary. The documentaries from the program are archived at Yad Vashem and The National Library of Israel.


Judith Lachmanowitz Hara

Debby Ziering is an insightful, kind and encouraging facilitator. Through the open and accepting environment she created, I was able to delve more deeply into my family’s story and see more clearly the precious legacy they have left – not only the pain and horror. Prior to attending this program, I had not realized the extent to which their resilience, courage, strength of character and, ultimately, optimism has informed my life.

The workshop guidelines, prompts and technical tips Debby shared were both helpful and often inspiring. I am most grateful for this precious experience and the opportunity to formulate a cohesive story to share with family and friends.

Ronald Gurman

As a child of survivors it has been a goal of mine for sometime to document my parents legacy. With the non-stop encouragement and gentle guidance by Debby Ziering I was able to focus on key aspects of their journey and preserve them for posterity.

Work One-On-One With Debby

Personalize Your Workshop. Only available to registered workshop participants. Work with Debby one-on-one to assemble your Slices into a story, or receive edits and feedback on the story you’ve assembled. Debby will review your work and then meet with you to discuss for an hour via Zoom or phone.

Special price for workshop participants: $150 per session, a 36% discount off of the $235/session One-on-One Consulting services rate. Please email Debby to schedule.

One-On-One Consulting Services.

1-Consultation. Begin with a 15 minute consultation about your project at no charge to determine whether our one-on-one consulting services are right for your project. Contact Debby to schedule.

2-Plan and Prepare Session. Discuss your project with Debby and she’ll provide you with a personalized Storykeeping program. Take Debby’s advice on your project and continue working on your own, or schedule a Storykeeping Session and continue working with Debby. Session is 45 minutes via Zoom or phone at a mutually agreed time. $125

3-Storykeeping Session. Debby will provide the structure, direction, feedback, support, and oversight on your family story project. Session is one hour via Zoom or phone at a mutually agreed time. $235

High-Quality Content, Meaningful Experience.