5 New Offerings for Educators from the Holocaust & Humanity Center

The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center exists to ensure the lessons of the Holocaust inspire action today. HHC achieves this through a variety of resources, workshops, and programs to help educators increase and gain knowledge of Holocaust history, assisting in making connections to our world today. HHC provides teachers with best practices, pedagogy, and teaching strategies in Holocaust and humanity education.

Here are five NEW opportunities for educators to take advantage of right now:

Educator Open House: You Are Upstanders!
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 | 4:00 pm EST | Zoom

An event to celebrate teachers! We want to welcome in 2021 by thanking you for all you do as educators. Everyone who registers will be entered into a drawing for prizes to show our appreciation. We will also highlight new resources and upcoming programs as well as have time to talk with one another about how we are doing and what we are looking forward to in 2021. 

Jacob G. Schmidlapp Bystander to Upstander
Youth Leadership Day 2021

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 | 10:00 am – 2:30 pm | Online via Zoom

The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center invites students in grades seven and eight and their educators to participate in this year’s digital Youth Leadership Day. Through interactive online sessions, students will engage in dialogue with participants from across the Tri-State, consider the role of history in inspiring action today, and gain leadership skills that they can use to affect positive change. 

Carrying the Stories Forward Writing Contest

Engage with the powerful stories of local Holocaust survivors through participation in the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center’s 2020-2021 Carrying the Stories Forward Writing Contest. Students in grades 7-12 are invited to view Holocaust survivor testimony, conduct research about Holocaust history, and write an essay or poem communicating the importance of carrying forward Holocaust survivors’ stories.

Virtual Offerings and Tours: NEW NIGHT TOUR & ACTIVITIES 

The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center has expanded its offerings to reach visitors wherever they are. Engage with HHC’s mission of ensuring the lessons of the Holocaust inspire action today without leaving the comfort and safety of your home, classroom, or office. With a focus on compelling content, you can learn about the history of the Holocaust, along with modern-day social issues, through virtual tours and well-curated digital programs.

New! Night Tour and Activity
Request a pre-recorded tour of the museum featuring highlights tying local survivor stories to the stories and themes in Elie Wiesel’s book Night. The accompanying activity can be incorporated into your lesson to provide a meaningful exploration of the book. Request the tour by e-mailing Jodi Elowitz, Director of Education and Engagement, at: [email protected].

New Traveling Exhibit: Children During the Holocaust

Children During the Holocaust presents the stories of 12 children who survived the Holocaust and settled in the Cincinnati region. Before World War II, Jews lived in every country of Europe, in communities large and small, going back centuries. Jewish life was diverse and vibrant. All of that changed in 1933 when Hitler came to power. The Nazis targeted German children through education and propaganda. It was not long before Jewish children were excluded from society and ostracized by their peers. By the end of World War II, of the approximately 6 million Jews murdered, 1.5 million were children. In this exhibit, we learn what life during this time was like for these children and how they coped with various situations through their own stories, photographs, and personal documentation.

Coming Soon: The Roma and Sam Kaltman Holocaust Studies for Educators

Stay tuned for more information to come about this summer’s Roma and Sam Kaltman Holocaust Studies for Educators program. Questions about educational offerings? Contact Jodi Elowitz, Director of Education and Engagement, at: [email protected].

ABOUT THE HOLOCAUST & HUMANITY CENTER

The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center exists to ensure the lessons of the Holocaust inspire action today. Located at Cincinnati’s historic Union Terminal, HHC educates more than 200,000 community members through its educational initiatives, innovative digital and in-person programs, virtual tours and partnerships. For more information, visit www.holocaustandhumanity.org