Fall 2019 Programs

Master Teacher Institute in Holocaust Education

Refugees During the Nazi Era

Thursdays, Sept. 26, Oct. 3,10, 17, 24
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Must be a current 6-12 grade teacher with 3 years teaching experience and 1 year teaching the Holocaust.
If you have any questions about your eligibility, please reach out to Sarah Portilla at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Educational Materials, Professional Development Credits and Lunch provided.

Course Description:Debórah Dwork
Debates about the “Refugee Question” shaped government policies and peoples’ lives across the continent of Europe throughout the 1930s and 1940s. The aim of Refugees during the Nazi Era will be to explore the impact of these debates on the lives of individual asylum seekers. What were the national and international responses to communists, anti-Nazi intellectuals, and Jews targeted by Hitler’s Third Reich? How did people manage to flee? What were their lives like when they reached their host country? And how does this history help us understand the news we hear today?

Debórah Dwork, Rose Professor of Holocaust History and Founding Director of the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University, is a pioneer in the recording and study of survivor testimonies. Visiting Scholar, Bildner Center Fall 2019.

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