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

—Anne Willem Meijer, Member of the Dutch Resistance

Holocaust Studies 2013

June 17 – June 21, 2013 at
The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education

What participants said of their experience during HSE 2013:


“I have been a teacher for 27 years and have never attended a college course or educator workshop that could match this…none have ever come close…The amount of speakers that have been organized, the materials that have been copied and purchased, the suggestions of what to teach, what to focus on, what to avoid…everything is right on target and so helpful. I am anxious to get there each day, and can’t stop talking about what I’ve learned when I get home. You have give me new energy to help my students learn…not just something from history or literature, but life lessons.”

“Words cannot describe how much I have been impacted this week. My worldview has been altered for the good. Thank you is not enough….I have big plans to share all that I have learned with colleagues, students and family!”

“This week has without a doubt changed me. I have met people who I hope to stay in touch with for years to come. Being a new teacher this course has helped prepare me for the future.”

“I came away with a renewed sense of purpose, an increased acknowledgment of the value of human life, and an absolute awe of the tenacity of the human spirit.”

“I’ve been given a great gift which carries with it a great responsibility. I’ve taught the Holocaust in the past, but as I look back, I gave lots of information with a little bit of “heart.” However, after this past week, now when I teach it, the lessons from the book will certainly be taught with “heart” and “passion.” I will never, ever be able to teach the Holocaust in the same way again…The facts and statistics will now have names, faces, and stories of anguish, death and sorrow, but more importantly, hope and survival.”