Free Holocaust Studies Teaching Workshop

Galloway, N.J. — The Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center at Stockton University will host a free public educator workshop on Dec. 13.

The workshop, titled “Teaching About the Holocaust, Learning from the Holocaust,” will take place from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the center’s Liviu Librescu Classroom. The Holocaust Resource Center is located on the second floor of Stockton’s Richard E. Bjork Library on the Galloway campus.

“One of the Holocaust Resource Center’s missions is to encourage the teaching of the Holocaust in our schools and communities in southern New Jersey,” said Irvin Moreno-Rodriguez, the interim director of the center. “With incidents of antisemitism on the rise across the country, it’s important for us to provide these free resource materials for educators and help ensure that the lessons of the Holocaust are never forgotten.”

Carol Rittner, a distinguished professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies emerita, will lead the workshop on the relationship between teaching about the Holocaust and learning from the Holocaust. Rittner has published numerous books and articles on the Holocaust and other genocides of the 20th century. She has also worked and lectured in Ireland, the United Kingdom, Australia, Sweden, Israel and Cambodia.

The workshop is cosponsored by the New Jersey Department of Education, the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education, the Sam Azeez Museum of Woodbine Heritage, Stockton’s programs in Holocaust and Genocide Studies and Jewish Studies and the High School Dual Credit program in Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

Preregistration is required at or by calling 609-652-4699. The workshop is open to Stockton students. New Jersey educators can receive two professional development hours, and free resource materials will be distributed to participants.