Workshops on the Holocaust Visit the Directors’ Workshops page to register for online webinars and to access a multitude of teaching resources: One-hour Online Webinars, offered in lieu of in-person workshops due to the pandemic (see below). Teacher Resources, including lesson plans for middle and high school, and outlines for elective Holocaust courses. Traveling Exhibits, with lesson plans and resources. Teacher learning opportunities, Holocaust events calendar, and more. Contact workshop directors Karen Klaich (eastern NC) and Juanita Ray (western NC) for more information. Online Webinars Online webinars are being offered this year in lieu of in-person workshops, due to the pandemic. Educators are invited to attend one or more webinars (credit will be given for attending all the webinars.) September 17, 2020, 4-5pm. A Conversation with Kindertransport Survivor Margot Lobree Listen to Margot as she tells her story of survival through the Kindertransport, what she knows of the family she left behind, and the message she has for all of us. October 15, 2020, 4-5pm. Children in Hiding During the Holocaust This webinar, presented in partnership with Centropa, tells the story of Shelly Weiner and Raya Kizhnerman who were hidden children in Poland during the Holocaust. November 19, 2020, 4-5 pm. Eugenics and Experiments in the Holocaust. Register here. Meet the director of the CANDLES Holocaust Museum & Education Center as she talks about the story of Eva Kor and the resources of their Holocaust center that teachers across the country can access. See how the NC Council on the Holocaust resources can help you teach about Eugenics and medical experiments in the Holocaust. February 18, 2021, 4-5pm. A Conversation with Survivor Dr. Zev Harel. Registration link to come. Learn about Dr. Zev Harel’s story of survival in the Holocaust, from Auschwitz to Ebensee, and the lessons he wants to impart to youth and adult alike. Participate in a question and answer session and discover lessons and other resources the NC Council on the Holocaust has to help you teach about experiences like Dr. Harel’s. March 2021, Date TBD, 4-5pm. Americans and the Holocaust. Registration link to come. Meet a prominent historian and learn about the new exhibit at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: Americans and the Holocaust. Learn about the American response to the Holocaust and the Refugee board before exploring resources you can use to teach about this topic in your classroom. April 15, 2021, 4-5pm. A Conversation with Child Refugee Holocaust Survivor Miriam Klein Kassenoff. Registration link to come. Miriam Klein Kassenoff is a child refugee of Nazi Persecution, along with her family, who came to the United States after a long, seven-month journey from her home in Slovakia. She is also an author and the director of the Holocaust Teacher’s Institute at the University of Miami. She will join us to share her story and her work and how and why teachers should learn about the Holocaust. Workshops In non-COVID times, eight to ten workshops are held throughout the school year at sites across the state. Over 12,000 teachers and administrators have attended Council workshops since 1989. Each workshop focuses on one of seven topics: Why Teach about the Holocaust in 2019? Historical and Contemporary Anti-Semitism The History of the Holocaust: The N.C. Connection Resistance in the Holocaust America and the Holocaust Deadly Medicine: Nazi, American, and N.C. Eugenics State of Deception: Nazi Propaganda Oath and Opposition: Education in the Third Reich. Several workshops (except Propaganda) are presented in collaboration with Echoes and Reflections, a national program providing an online Holocaust curriculum with resources. Visit the Directors’ Workshops page to view the workshop agendas and materials. Contact workshop directors Karen Klaich (eastern NC) and Juanita Ray (western NC) for more information. Interested in hosting a Holocaust workshop for teachers in your district? Visit our FAQs page. The one-day workshops: Are offered across the state at no charge and are open to all North Carolina middle and high school teachers and administrators. Substitute pay is provided for public school teachers. Feature a Holocaust survivor, including camp survivors Zev Harel (Greensboro) and Walter Ziffer (Weaverville). View videos of workshop speakers on the Council's Vimeo site. Feature one of the following seven topics: Why Teach about the Holocaust in 2019?, Historical and Contemporary Anti-Semitism, The History of the Holocaust: The N.C. Connection, Resistance in the Holocaust, State of Deception: Nazi Propaganda, and Oath and Opposition: Education in the Third Reich, and Deadly Medicine: Nazi, American, and N.C. Eugenics. Each workshop will include a historical overview of the Holocaust in context of the topic. Provide a best practices session with Karen Klaich or Juanita Ray, North Carolina educators and Teaching Fellows of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Provide participants with selections from the resource guide The Holocaust: A North Carolina Teacher's Resource (see Teacher’s Guide) and a certificate of attendance for renewal credit (.06 hours). Are especially useful for social studies teachers of U.S. history and world civilizations, and for language arts teachers who use Holocaust works such as The Diary of Anne Frank, Number the Stars, and Elie Wiesel's Night. Media Coverage Holocaust Council workshops "Holocaust education could address rising hate crimes, " Pitt County (2018) "Holocaust survivor educates local teachers, " Pitt County (2018) "Workshop aims to help educators teach about the Holocaust," Lenoir County, with video (2017) "Teachers learn how to teach the Holocaust," Lenoir County (2017) "Concentration camp survivor teaches Craven County educators about Holocaust," Craven County (2017) "Survivor tells teachers his Holocaust story," Surry County (2016) Other survivor presentations See Speakers and Survivors for referrals to survivors who will speak to students and other groups. "Holocaust survivor [Zev Harel] shares experiences with Fort Bragg Community," Cumberland County (2019) "Holocaust survivor [Abe Piasek] uses hospital stay to tell personal story,” Wake County (2019) "A story worth repeating: Holocaust survivor Renée Fink,” The State of Things, WUNC-FM (2019) "Crest [HS] students hear from Holocaust survivor’s son [Jack Stein],” Cleveland County (2019) "Holocaust survivor [Shelly Weiner] speaks about experience, indifference to injustice,” Johnson City, Tennessee (2019) "Holocaust survivor speaks at Reidsville High, RCC [Zev Harel]," Rockingham County (2016) "Mills Park students meet Abram Piasek," video, Wake County (2014) "Holocaust survivor says ‘learn to love’ [Gizella Abramson]," Carteret County (2008) Photo: Holocaust workshop in Greenville, March 2016.