Applications open for Lilly & Mark Kurtz Educator Award

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Be acknowledged for your contribution to Holocaust education!

The Lilly & Mark Kurtz Educator Award is dedicated to teachers who are committed to Holocaust education, ensuring the lessons of the Holocaust inspire action today. Nominate yourself or a colleague today to win $1,000 and be recognized and celebrated at the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center’s Annual Meeting this October. 

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Application Details: 

To apply, a teacher must have a minimum of 2 years teaching the Holocaust in a classroom setting and is currently teaching grades 6-12. Limited to teachers in Ohio, Kentucky, or Indiana.

Applications must be submitted by Friday, June 28, 2024. The winner will be decided by committee by August 16, 2024. Self nominations are encouraged.

Lilly & Mark Kurtz Award Winner Testimonials: 

“From my first year of teaching, I knew that teaching the Holocaust needed to be a topic that students not only understood but internalized with personal stories of those who were targeted. Today, I strive to make sure that all Modern World History students in Cincinnati Public Schools have a meaningful and robust experience when they visit the Nancy and David Wolf Holocaust and Humanity Center.  I want them to learn the stories of our local survivors and how to be upstanders themselves. Being honored for my work in Holocaust education is one of the greatest honors of my career.” – Carrie McCarthy, Cincinnati Public Schools, 2023 Lilly & Mark Kurtz Educator Award Winner

“The Lilly & Mark Kurtz award is a beautiful celebration of the hard work that goes into being a Holocaust educator. The work of a Holocaust educator is both challenging and fulfilling and it was truly humbling to have that work seen and recognized by the Kurtz family.” – Kelly Pratt-Booth, Highlands High School, 2022 Lilly & Mark Kurtz Educator Award Winner

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