What’s New for Educators in 2023?

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Happy 2023 from the NANCY & DAVID WOLF HOLOCAUST & HUMANITY CENTER! As the second semester begins, we are excited to bring you NEW RESOURCESINNOVATIVE PROGRAMMING, and a variety of WAYS TO ENGAGE with Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center this year:

Nominate Yourself, a Colleague, or a Student for the 2023 Upstander Awards!

Do you know a student, teacher, or a parent who is dedicated to making a difference in the community? Do you know someone who is helping others in big and small ways? Nominations for the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center’s 2023 Upstander Awards are now open. The Upstander Awards recognize individuals in the region who embody what it means to be an upstander – standing up for themselves and others and impacting their community in ways that are great and small. This year we opened nominations for anyone over the age of ten years, meaning your students can be nominated, too!

If you believe somebody in your school community is an upstander, whether a student, teacher, parent, or staff member, please consider nominating them. Nominations end March 10, and you may nominate as many upstanders as you wish (including yourself!). To nominate an upstander, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

Youth Leadership Day Registration – Now Open!

How do we inspire students to be the best of humanity today? Join the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center for the 2023 JACOB G. SCHMIDLAPP BYSTANDER TO UPSTANDER YOUTH LEADERSHIP DAY on Tuesday, March 7. Nominate your 7th & 8th grade students to take part in an interactive experience where students activate their character strengths to become upstanders. NOMINATE YOUR STUDENTS TODAY!

Address Rising Antisemitism with Students

What is antisemitism and why does it matter today? In this new interactive lesson, students will develop an understanding of Jewish identity and historical and contemporary antisemitism. Students will watch testimony from local survivors, analyze visual imagery, and examine sources relating to laws and propaganda to understand antisemitism in all its forms through history. Download the lesson HERE. Looking for additional curricular resources? Click HERE.

Join Us! International Holocaust Remembrance Day Events:

  • Bestselling Author Lucy Adlington: Join us for a special presentation on Wednesday, January 25 at 4:00 pm via Zoom with author Lucy Adlington, a British historian and writer with more than twenty years’ specialization in social history. Her recent international bestseller, The Dressmakers of AuschwitzThe True Story of the Women Who Sewed to Survive,powerfully chronicles the stories of the women who used their sewing skills to survive the Auschwitz concentration camp. Register HERE.
  • A Conversation with Holocaust survivor Zahava Rendler: Join us for a special conversation with Holocaust survivor Zahava Rendler in Reakirt Auditorium at historic Union Terminal on Sunday, January 29 at 12:30 pm. Zahava will share her story and discuss her views on the recent rise in antisemitism and what we can all do to fight hate and prejudice. Register HERE.

These presentations are held in conjunction with International Holocaust Day and the 4th anniversary of the Nancy and David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center.

Book a Field Trip in 2023

Explore the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center’s interactive, award-winning museum through the voices of those who witnessed the history. Spring field trips are booking fast – BOOK YOUR FIELD TRIP TODAY!

We look forward to seeing you and your students at the museum in 2023!