MTI Past Programs

June 27-July 1, 2016
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am -3:30 pm

This comprehensive course presents a chronological history of the Holocaust and will address the following topics:

  • Jewish Life Prior to the Great War
  • World War I and the Emergence of Nazism
  • World War II and the Final Solution
  • Victim Groups
  • Camps
  • Perpetrators, Accomplices, Bystanders
  • Rescue and Resistance
  • The Aftermath of the Holocaust
  • Using Testimonies in the Classroom
  • Practical applications in the classroom

This course will give participants the necessary tools to teach and address the complexities involved in teaching this subject matter.  Materials used to carry out this goal will include primary source documents, historiographical essays, memoirs, oral histories, and representations of the Holocaust such as film, art, and memorials.

Instructor: Joanna Sliwa

Joanna Sliwa is a doctoral candidate at the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University. Her dissertation explores daily life and inter-ethnic relations in Krakow, Poland during the Holocaust from the perspective of Jewish children's experiences. Joanna received a B.A. in Political Science and an M.A. in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, both from Kean University. She has held administrative positions at universities, nonprofits, and businesses. Sliwa has experience as an educator and university instructor. She also serves as a researcher, translator, and a foreign language consultant for projects ranging from academic texts, to websites, and films.