Teacher Forums

Teacher forums are open to the community at large, and there is no cost to attend. They are created to expand knowledge about the Holocaust and offer an opportunity for Professional Development (inservice) credits.
Forums begin at 6 PM, and last approximately two hours. A reception for teachers begins at 5:15.
These teacher forums provide an ongoing opportunity for educators and interested others to discuss the history, pedagogy and best practices that support Holocaust Education in a variety of classroom situations.

  • Women and the Holocaust

    Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 6:00 PM

    Mitchell Bloomer

    Were there special issues impacting women in the Holocaust? The Nazi regime targeted all Jews, both men and women, for persecution and eventual death. The regime frequently subjected women, however, to brutal persecution that was sometimes unique to the gender of the victims.
    The complex issues of sex — including rape, sterilization, and pregnancy — were part of the female experience. How did women fare? What should we know about the particular crimes against them and the unique aspects of their experiences?

  • Entartete Kunst: Nazi Germany’s Obsession with “Degenerate” Art and Music

    Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 6:00 PM

    Mitchell Bloomer

    Entartete Kunst: Nazi Germany’s Obsession with “Degenerate” Art and Music

    “This art is the sick production of crazy people. Pity the people who are no longer able to control this sickness” (Hitler, wirting in Mein Kampf, expressing his opinion of cubism and Dada)

    Hitler viewed most schools of modern art as ‘degenerate’, believing them to be the efforts of inferior people and therefore not part of the true German spirit. What made made music and visual arts so unacceptable? what happened to the art — and the artists — that were excluded from display and performance? What, if anything, can we learn about the “Aryanization” of German art?

  • Primary Sources

    Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 6:00 PM

    Mitch Bloomer

    Of all the ways we learn about history, often the most engaging and authentic experiences can be from the use of “primary sources”. The writings of those who witness historic events not only provide evidence of what happened and information about why and how it happened, but also lend a very human perspective to that moment in time.
    Reading the letters, postcards and diaries written during the Holocaust help us fine-tune our ability to empathize with victims and to enter the mindset of perpetrators, bystanders and rescuers.
    During the presentation, the Holocaust Center’s exhibit Letters Home will be on display.

  • Bringing Memorials Into The Classroom: How We Remember Tragedy

    Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 6:00 PM

    For centuries humans have used art as a way to recognize and remember the people and events that have helped shape their lives. This is particularly true when we consider the Holocaust Memorials around the world. Each one is different; each one has its own history and interpretation. Together, they provide a rich resource for the conversations we must have about how we acknowledge tragedy.

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