Holocaust Seminar for Educators
Galloway, N.J. _ The Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center at Stockton University will hold the Fifth Annual Wally and Lutz Hammerschlag Summer Educator Seminar via Zoom with Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, Israel from 9 a.m. to noon July 26-28.
The theme of the free workshop for educators is “The Human Spirit: Learning about rescue, resistance, and faith during WWII and the Holocaust.”
The goal of the seminar sessions is to teach about the history of the Holocaust by using the theme of the human spirit and to learn about the past to make a better future for all. Strategies and resources for educators will be shared.
The seminar will be via Zoom by pre-registration only. The cost is free and open to all teachers of grades 4 – 12 and college. Participants can register for one, two, or all three days. N.J. Professional Development Hours (PDH) will be earned by participants.
Some of the presenters and their topics are:
- “Shining a Light on the Human Spirit in the News from Ukraine” - Stanlee Stahl, The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous;
- “Shanghai, China: Refuge from Nazi-occupied Europe” - Holocaust survivor, Betty Grebenschikoff;
- “Visas to Shanghai: The Story of Feng-Shan Ho” – Robert “Bob” Holden, retired educator;
- “Art as Resistance During the Holocaust” – Liz Elsby, Yad Vashem Museum Guide and Educator;
- “Liberation and Return to Life” - Sheryl Ochayon, Director Echoes & Reflections Project & International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem;
- “They Fought Back: Armed and Spiritual Resistance During the Holocaust” – Lori Gerson, International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem,
- “Teaching the Holocaust Through Film Animation” – Yoni Berrous, International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem