The Center for Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Education of North Carolina 
Holocaust Speakers Bureau 

Workshops, Seminars & Webinars

Upcoming courses by Echoes and Reflections (sponsored by the Anti Defamation League, Yad Vashem and the USC Shoah Foundation). These courses are free of charge. For more information, see echoesandreflections.org.

Spotlight on Contemporary Antisemitism - Webinar on 8/17 at 8:00 PM EST

Teaching the Holocaust, Empowering Students - 3 Part Program opens on 8/28

Navigating the Holocaust through Story - Webinar on 9/5 at 4:00 PM EST

Choices Make a Difference: "Righteous Among the Nations" - Webinar on 9/7 at 3:00 PM EST

Connecting the Past with Today: Jewish Refugees and the Holocaust- Webinar on 9/12 at 7:00 PM EST​


Educator Workshops and Conferences

Riga Forum 2017: Holocaust Museums and Memorial Sites in Post-Communist Countries: Challenges and Opportunities

September 4 – 6, 2017 Riga, Latvia

For more information please email: rigaconference2017@gmail.com, put “FORUM” in the subject line. Application deadline May 1st, 2017. Click here for the Riga Forum registration form. 

The Holocaust, Memory and Historical Methodology

Carolina Center for Jewish Studies, UNC
JWST697 Capstone Course, Spring 2017, Thursdays at 2:00pm–4:45pm, Instructor: Professor Karen Auerbach

This seminar will familiarize students with classic works of Holocaust historiography as well as with newer works that challenge old interpretations and methodologies. We will investigate debates about the origins and historicization of the Holocaust; the role of Hitler in decision-making and the Nazi bureaucracy; the development of antisemitism; the uses of sources, from archival documents to victim testimony; theories of genocide and colonialism; comparative genocide; memory and the “myth of silence”; and other themes. Readings will ask how historians can write a narrative reconstruction of events while “probing the limits of representation,” in the words of Saul Friedländer.

See the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies for details.

World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust and Descendants and Generations of the Shoah International (GSI) Survivors and Families Meet in Jerusalem

November 5 – 8, 2017
Dan Hotel, Mount Scopus, Jerusalem, Israel

For more information please see: www.holocaustchild.org/ 

North Carolina Council on the Holocaust Teacher Workshops

Workshops are open to North Carolina teachers in public, charter, and private schools. They are most appropriate for Language Arts and Social Studies teachers in middle and high schools. Substitute pay is provided for public school teachers. Participants receive a packet of teaching materials, plus selections from the Council’s publication, The Holocaust: A North Carolina Teacher's Resource (available online in full via the Council website).

Seven to nine workshops are held throughout the school year at sites across the state. Over 8000 teachers and administrators have attended Council workshops since 1989.

Check back here in the Fall of 2017 for the Council's 2017–2018 workshops

Contact the Council for more information.