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.

  • Cartoons and Graphic Novels

    Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 6:00 PM

    Mitchell Bloomer

    From January through March the Holocaust Center will be exhibiting the political cartoons of Pulitzer Prize winner Herb Block. With a focus on themes of Education, Civil Rights and Democracy, his art provides a unique vehicle to think about our social environment in new ways.
    Similarly, Holocaust graphic novels like “The Plot” and “Maus” offer an unusual opportunity to teach and learn in a format that is more accessible than traditional textbooks for some readers. We will discuss the use of these “comic” styles in advancing education and understanding.

    When: Thursday, February 12 at 6 p.m.
    Where: Holocaust Center
    Cost: This event is free and open to the public
    RSVP: Email Mitch Bloomer or call 407-628-0555 ext 283
    Educators may earn inservice credit for attending.

  • Downfall: The Death Throes of Nazi Germany

    Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 6:00 PM

    Mitchell Bloomer

    By mid-January 1945 it was evident that Germany was incapable of holding off the advancing Russian troops to the east and the increasing success of the Western Allies. As territories were recaptured and opportunities for safe retreat disappeared, it was more than a military crisis. The actions and politics of impending defeat, and how it affected all those involved, is an important chapter of the tragic history of the Holocaust.
    When: Thursday, March 12 at 6 p.m.
    Where: Holocaust Center
    Cost: This event is free and open to the public
    RSVP: Email Mitch Bloomer or call 407-628-0555 ext 283
    Educators may earn inservice credit for attending.

  • The Impact of Liberation on America

    Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 6:00 PM

    Mitchell Bloomer

    As Europe began to celebrate the downfall of the Nazis, America was still heavily involved in its deadly struggle against Japan. Yet the defeat of Germany had a significant impact on Americans – soldiers and civilians alike. As Allied forces began to encounter and liberate camps, Americans received sobering reports of the horror they encountered. The end of war is not a single moment, but a process of triage, documentation and resettlement. In each of these, America was involved for better or for worse.
    When: Thursday, April 9 at 6 p.m.
    Where: Holocaust Center
    Cost: This event is free and open to the public
    RSVP: Email Mitch Bloomer or call 407-628-0555 ext 283
    Educators may earn inservice credit for attending.

  • After Liberation, What Came Next for Holocaust Survivors?

    Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 6:00 PM

    Mitchell Bloomer

    At the end of the war, “freedom” was, at best, a mixed blessing for Holocaust Survivors. How do you go home where there is no home to return to? In a world where prejudices and intolerance still exist, where families and communities have simply vanished, where indifference and mismanagement are far too common, how does one begin to heal and return to “normalcy”?
    When: Thursday, May 7 at 6 p.m.
    Where: Holocaust Center
    Cost: This event is free and open to the public
    RSVP: Email Mitch Bloomer or call 407-628-0555 ext 283
    Educators may earn inservice credit for attending.

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