“Tolerance is what keeps humanity together, I believe.”

—Anne Willem Meijer, Member of the Dutch Resistance

Celebrating Holocaust Studies For Educators 2014

During the week of June 16 – 20, thirty five enthusiastic educators attended a five day summer institute, The Roma & Sam Kaltman Holocaust Studies for Educators. Jam packed with sessions led by educators and historians in the field of Holocaust Studies, free educator resources, and the once in a lifetime opportunity to hear from Holocaust survivors and eyewitnesses everyday, this summer institute left participants feeling humbled transformed, and prepared to incorporate the lessons of the Holocaust in their classrooms.

 

Here is what some of the participants said:

 “I have learned so much this week and I have so much more to learn. I look forward to putting this week into action in myself, my family and my classroom. I am truly blessed, something which I always knew, but now I understand, the value of a human being is sacred.”

 

“You gave us 200% and we are much wiser for your tremendous effort. I have never been to any educational event that was so thoughtfully and thoroughly organized. Thanks!”

 

“This week has been amazing and moving for me! I have received so much information and I feel so much better prepared to teach abut the Holocaust and to teach humanity to my students. I can’t thank you enough for this wonderful opportunity.”

 

“I with great fear and anxiety realize I must find a way to reach out to our future and teach them the dangers of indifference. It is such a huge and complicated responsibility that I fear I will mess it up; however, I must remember that the only way I could mess it up is by not doing it at all. It is my job to help turn a horrific experience [of the Holocaust] into something worth while…a lesson for all humans. Thank you for an amazing and life changing experience.”

 

“Thank you for this fabulous opportunity! This program is so well-organized and the wealth of information from experts is unlike any other course I’ve ever taken. The professionalism and quality of every presenter and speaker is a true testament to the inspiring leadership at The Center.”

HSE

Roma & Sam Kaltman Holocaust Studies for Educators Class of 2014
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