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 seven opportunities for educators to take advantage of in 2021:
Sunday, January 17, 2021 | 3:00 pm | Zoom
This virtual summit is an opportunity for youth in our local community and across the country to come together to be inspired and motivated by the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Young leaders from high school to university level will host conversations about the current state of America, how youth see themselves in this country and what they’re doing to create change. The summit, on Sunday, January 17, at 3 p.m., will include oral presentations, a question and answer segment, and entertainment performed by local youth.
Saturday, January 30, 2021 | 10:00 am EST | Zoom
What is genocide? The word, coined by Raphael Lemkin, describes the mass murder of the Armenians in World War I and what took place during the Holocaust. The word was created to ensure that those who committed the crimes that took place during these events could be fully prosecuted under the crime of genocide. The definition was also to be applied as a warning to prevent future atrocities. This workshop will explore the definition of the word, how it has been used to help teachers educate their students about genocide, and how it relates to the Holocaust and future and past mass atrocities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With HHC’s Digital Program Archive, you don’t have to worry about missing digital programs live. Explore programs from throughout 2020 with this comprehensive digital archive.
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.