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Congratulations Spring 2021 Graduates!

The Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center at Stockton University would like to congratulate all of the Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies (MAHG) Program Spring 2021 graduates! Congratulations on your graduation and best wishes on your next adventure!

MAHG Program Spring 2021 Graduates

(L-R) MAHG Spring 2021 graduates, Timar Shevlin, Theresa McMackin, Leah Dukes, Jean Paul Iranzi, and Allison Kisielis, standing in the Schimmel and Hoogenboom Righteous Remembrance Room of the Holocaust Resource Center. MAHG Spring 2021 graduates not photographed: Amy Fagin, Paulina Macaluso, Alexandra Piekarz, Melissa Polk, and Dominic Tierno.

 

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The Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center is a Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JFR) Holocaust Center of Excellence. The JFR Holocaust Centers of Excellence Program was established to honor centers who have made an extraordinary commitment to teach the Holocaust in their communities. The Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center faculty, staff, and supporters were honored to be chosen as a JFR Holocaust Center of Excellence. For more information about the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, please visit: www.jfr.org

The Sara & Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center at Stockton University,

is currently open and located on the second floor of the Stockton University Library. The center is open from Monday through Thursday, 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM and Fridays from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

 

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Did you know?

Stockton University offers a Master of Arts in Holocaust & Genocide Studies (MAHG) as well as a minor in Holocast and Genocide Studies for undergraduate students. Stockton Univeristy also offers a Graduate Certificate in Genocide Prevention (GPC).

Click here for the Fall 2020 semester schedule of courses

 


  Holocaust Resource Center Events

 

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Tuesday, November 9, 2021

7:00 pm (EST)

The Annual Kristallnacht Lecture:

THE NOVEMBER POGROM OF 1938

(Online via Zoom)

Presented by Dr. Michael Hayse, Associate Professor of History and Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Stockton University & Director of the Holocaust Survivors of South Jersey Project and Exhibition

Drawing on oral history testimonies of Holocaust survivors who lived in South Jersey, Dr. Michael Hayse will explore Kristallnacht as an important turning point for Jews in Germany and Austria. 

Questions: 609-652-4699

Zoom Link: https://stockton.zoom.us/j/98203814623

(No password required)

 

MAHG Alumni Panelists 2021

Thursday, October 28, 2021

4:30 - 6:00 pm (EDT)

Stockton University Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies Alumni Panel Discussion: Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Education (Online via Zoom)

Learn from MAHG alumni who are now working as Holocaust and genocide educators in museums and institutes across the United States. The panelists will discuss current opportunities available in the field of Holocaust and genocide education and key issues and challenges for those teaching Holocaust and genocide studies in the classroom and beyond. Dr. Jordan Corson, Assistant Professor of Education and Affiliated MAHG faculty, and Dr.Mary Johnson, Adjunct Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Stockton University, will moderate the panel. Attendees will have the opportunity to raise questions for discussion with the panelists. Questions: 609-652-4699

Zoom Link: https://stockton.zoom.us/j/91784099596

(No password required)

 

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Thursday, October 21, 2021

4:30 - 5:30 pm (EDT)

IN HONOR OF MULTICULTURAL MONTH AT STOCKTON UNIVERSITY

Virtual Book Presentation: The Mexican of Buchenwald

By Julio Godínez

Please join us for a conversation with author and journalist Julio Godínez who will discuss his new book, El mexicano de Buchenwald (The Mexican of Buchenwald). The book tells the unknown and brave story of one of the few Mexicans captured by the Nazis.

Julio Godínez is a Mexican journalist specialized ininternational current affairs. Godínez has reported for Newsweek en Español, Esquire Latin America, & GQ.

Questions: 609-652-4699.

Zoom Link: https://stockton.zoom.us/j/98048568707

(No password required)

 

Holocaust Survivors Section Gate

Sunday, September 12, 2021

11:00 am

PLEASE JOIN US VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM!

Mitzvah Zecher Avot

(The Good Deed of Remembering Family) Service 

The Sara & Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center at Stockton University announces the MITZVAH ZECHER AVOT (THE GOOD DEED OF REMEMBERING FAMILY) service for Holocaust survivors and their families on Sunday, September 12, 2021, at 11:00 am. For more information and the Zoom link, please contact Gail Rosenthal at 609-652-4699.

Click here to view the recording. 

 

4th Annual Wally and Lutz Hammerschlag Summer Educator Seminar

Tuesday, July 17 - Thursday, July 29, 2021

9:00 am – 12:00 noon – There are no afternoon sessions.

The cost is free and open to all educators.

4th Annual Wally and Lutz Hammerschlag Summer Educator Seminar 

Yad Vashem, The Sam Azeez Museum of Woodbine Heritage, the Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center at Stockton University, Echoes & Reflections, and The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous will present the 4th Annual Wally and Lutz Hammerschlag Summer Educator Seminar, "LESSONS OF HOPE: Learning about Rescue, Resistance, and Faith during WWII and the Holocaust." The cost is free for educators. This seminar will teach about the history of the Holocaust by using the theme of hope to learn from the past to make a better future for all. Educators can register at

https://stockton.edu/holocaust-resource/yadvashemseminar2021.html

 

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June 3rd, June 10th, June 17th, & June 24, 2021

11:00 am - 12:00 pm (EDT)

Stockton Institute for Lifelong Learning (SILL) Short Summer Course:

The Holocaust and the Christian World: Reflections on the Past, Challenges for the Future

The Holocaust and the Christian World seems an unlikely combination of ideas, as surely nothing could be further removed from the principles, ethics, and aspirations of well-intentioned Christians. And yet, Christianity is linked to one of the greatest episodes of human hatred in history.

Course sessions will take place every Thursday in June from 11:00 am to 12: 00 pm (EDT) and will focus on the following topics:
• Confronting the Holocaust
• The Reaction of Christian churches
• The Vatican and the Pope
• The Challenge of the Exception
 
Dr. Carol Rittner, RSM is Distinguished Professor Emerita of Holocaust & Genocide Studies. She is the author, editor, or co-editor of 21 books as well as numerous essays in various scholarly and educational journals about the Holocaust and other genocides of the 20th and 21st centuries. Her most recent book is Advancing Holocaust Studies (Routledge, 2021). Dr. Rittner also is the Co-executive Producer of two films, The Courage to Care and Triumph of Memory.
 
Cost: $45.00
 
 
For further information please contact SCOSA Director David.Burdick@stockton.edu, or Fellow Christine.Ferri@stockton.edu or call 609-652-4311.
 
"Good Neighbors, Bad Times Revisted" Book Cover

Thursday, March 18, 2021

4:30 - 5:45 pm (EDT)

Through the Lens of Now

Good Neighbors, Bad Times Revisited: New Echoes of My Father's German Village

Written by Mimi Schwartz

Join us in a conversation with American born author Mimi Schwartz and Rivka Weinstein, who grew up in Germany sharing perspectives on being a neighbor in the 1930s and today. The event will be held on Thursday, March 18, 2021, from 4:30 to 5:45 pm (EDT), online via Zoom. For more information, please contact Gail Rosenthal at 609-652-4699.

This event is sponsored by the Sara & Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center at Stockton University, The Historical Studies Program of the School of Arts and Humanities, The Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center of Atlantic County, and the Sam Azeez Museum of Woodbine Heritage of Stockton University.

 

Book cover of "The hotel on St. James Place"

Sunday, February 28, 2021

3:00 pm - 4:35 pm (EST)

Book Launch Event: The Hotel on St. James Place by Molly Golubcow

Molly Golubcow, Second Generation after the Shoah, will discuss her new book, The Hotel on St. James Place: Growing up in Atlantic City between the Boardwalk and the Holocaust. The book is the life story of Molly’s Holocaust survivor parents, Harry and Sonia Golubcow, former owners of the Seacrest Hotel - Atlantic City. The event will be held on Sunday, February 28, 2021, from 3:00 to 4:30 pm (EST), online via Zoom. For more information please contact Gail Rosenthal at 609-652-4699.

This event is sponsored by the Sara & Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center at Stockton University, The Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center of Atlantic County, and the Sam Azeez Museum of Woodbine Heritage of Stockton University.

 

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Wednesday, January 27, 2021 

8:00 pm (EST)

18 Voices: A Liberation Day Reading Of Young Writers’ Diaries From The Holocaust

More than one million Jewish children were killed during the Holocaust and countless others survived. Some, like Anne Frank, kept diaries in which they confided their hopes, fears, and experiences. Join us for a special virtual reading of excerpts from these diaries, narrated by Liev Schreiber. By giving voice to the written words of some of the Nazis’ youngest victims, we will commemorate their suffering and learn from their courageous and resilient spirits. Watch the recording of the event here: https://youtu.be/7p_08hkOqGs

18 Voices is curated by Alexandra Zapruder and based on her book Salvaged Pages: Young Writers’ Diaries of the Holocaust.

 

cervi

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 

4:30 pm (EST)

A Personal Account: Looking Back at the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz Ceremony

with Doug Cervi, Executive Director of the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education and Adjunct Professor at Stockton University

Join the Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center for a discussion with Doug Cervi about his experiences at the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz ceremony Poland on January 27, 2020. Doug Cervi attended the ceremony with Holocaust survivors David Wisnia and Rosalie Simon. All are welcome. Watch the recording of the presentation here: https://youtu.be/DkJdFj7nilM

This event is cosponsored by the Sam Azeez Museum of Woodbine Heritage, Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies program, Minor in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, and Minor in Jewish Studies at Stockton University. 

 

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Monday, November 9, 2020

7:00 pm (EST)

THE ANNUAL IDA E KING MEMORIAL LECTURE
Remembering Kristallnacht 82 Years Ago
(November 9 – 10, 1938)

Presented by Dr. Dienke Hondius

Ida E King Distinguished Visiting Professor of
Holocaust Studies - Spring 2020

“HIDING PLACES DURING THE HOLOCAUST:
NETWORKS OF SOLIDARITY UNCOVERED”


This illustrated lecture will show the latest findings of the “Mapping Hiding Places Research Project,” including Stockton University student research. This historical project presents findings on where and how Jews in Nazi-occupied Europe found hiding places. All can share and contribute knowledge about this topic in Holocaust Studies.

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

4:30 - 5:45 pm

MAHG Student-Faculty Coffee Break

All Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies (MAHG) program faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend a coffee break in the Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center classroom on Thursday, September 26, 2019, at 4:30 pm. Welcome the new semester with a cup of coffee and good company! The coffee break is sponsored by the Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies (MAHG) Society. Questions: 609-652-4699

 Yad Vashem Seminar Photograph

Monday, August 17th - Thursday, August 20, 2020

3rd Annual Wally and Lutz Hammerschlag Summer Educator Seminar 

On Monday, August 17th - Thursday, August 20, 2020, Yad Vashem, The Sam Azeez Museum of Woodbine Heritage, the Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center at Stockton University, and Echoes & Reflections will present the 3rd Annual Wally and Lutz Hammerschlag Summer Educator Seminar, "In the Age of Digital Learning: Teaching about the Holocaust through Art, Photograhy, Literature, Film, and more." The cost is free for educators. This seminar will teach about the history of the Holocaust by using the arts to connect with the past to make a better future for all. Strategies and resources will be shared.

 

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Monday, May 11, 2020

Holocaust & Genocide Studies Dual High School Credit End-of-Year Wrap-up Meeting

Teachers in th Dual Credit Program will meet with Steven Marcus, coordinator of the Holocaust and Genocide Dual Credit Consortium, and Gail Rosenthal, director of the Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center at Stockton University. To learn more about the Holocaust & Genocide Studies Dual HIgh School Credit Program visit https://stockton.edu/dual-credit/.
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Thursday, April 23, 2020

Online Lecture and Zoom session: "Self-Help During the Armenian Genocide: Recovering Refugee Voices," presented by post-doctoral Fellow in Holocaust and Genocide studies at Stockton University, Dr. Asya Darbinyan

In commemoration of the 105th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, the Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies Program, Hughes Center for Public Policy, and Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center present an evening of Armenian culture and remembrance. Dr. Asya Darbinyan, Post-Doctoral Fellow of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Stockton University, will present a lecture entitled “Self-Help during the Armenian Genocide: Recovering Refugee Voices.”

The lecture will be available for viewing starting at 10:00 am on Tuesday, April 21, 2020. Watch here, or join us on Facebook or YouTube to watch.