Summer 2021


Virtual Seminars

MTI TeachersIntroductory Seminar: History of the Holocaust 
Monday, June 28 & Tuesday, June 29

Topics include:
Teaching about Antisemitism: Challenges and Strategies; How Hitler Came to Power: Myths and Misconceptions; History of the Holocaust in the Ukraine, and using diaries and testimonies as primary sources in the classroom.

Educators: 

Doris BergenDr. Doris L. Bergen, Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Professor of Holocaust Studies, University of Toronto; Author of War and Genocide: A Concise History of the Holocaust (2003, 2016), among other works.


Joanna SliwaDr. Joanna Sliwa, Historian and Archivist, Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany; Veteran MTI instructor and faculty advisor; Author of Jewish Childhood in Kraków (Rutgers University Press, 2021).



Alexandra Zapruder headshotAlexandra Zapruder, Education Director, The Defiant Requiem Foundation; Author of Salvaged Pages: Young Writers’ Diaries of the Holocaust (2002), winner of a National Jewish Book Award.



Colleen TambuscioColleen Tambuscio, Founder and President, New Jersey Council of Holocaust Educators; Award-winning teacher and pedagogical consultant to the MTI for nearly twenty years.



Advanced Seminar - Gender and Trauma
Wednesday, June 30 & Thursday, July 1

Topics include: 
Gender and the Holocaust; The Women's Camp in Auschwitz; The Weimar Republic and LGBTQ history and the Holocaust; and Gay/Trans connections to the Holocaust. Using testimonies and memoirs as educational tools in the classroom. 

Educators:

Cushman headshotDr. Sarah Cushman, Director, Holocaust Educational Foundation, Northwestern University; Former Director, Educational Programming, Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Clark University.



Marhoefer headshotDr. Laurie Marhoefer, historian of queer and trans politics, Stroum Center for Jewish Studies and Department of History, University of Washington; Author of Sex and the Weimar Republic: German Homosexual Emancipation and the Rise of the Nazis (2015).


Colleen TambuscioColleen Tambuscio, Founder and President, New Jersey Council of Holocaust Educators; Award-winning teacher and pedagogical consultant to the MTI for nearly twenty years.



For more information contact Sarah Portilla at 848-932-4166 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..