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

Liberation 75

May 31 – June 2, 2020

Global Gathering of Holocaust Survivors, Descendants, Educators and Friends
Commemorating 75 years of liberation ​

Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada​

Registration opens Spring, 2019

For more: www.liberation75.org

2020 Belfer National Conference for Educators

July 20-25, 2020
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC. 

About the Conference
Funded by a grant from the Arthur and Rochelle Belfer Foundation, this conference is designed for pre-service teachers, middle and high school educators, and community college faculty. This three-day conference introduces participants to the Museum's pedagogical approach to teaching about the Holocaust, as well as Museum resources.

At the conference, Museum educators and scholars share rationales, strategies, and approaches for teaching about the Holocaust. Participants have the opportunity to tour the Museum’s exhibitions and to explore the Museum’s full range of resources. Those who complete the conference receive a set of educational materials from the Museum.

The 2020 conference will be held in two sessions: the first is designed for English language arts educators; the second is for social studies educators. Those who teach a subject outside these disciplines may select the session that better suits them. The Museum also encourages teachers of related disciplines to register.

There is no charge for the conference, but participants are responsible for their own transportation and accommodations.


Deadly Medicine: Nazi, American, and NC Eugenics

March 9, 2020 , 8:00 am-3:30 pm
Gravelly Hill Middle School, (Orange County)
4801 W Ten Rd, Efland, NC 27243
Sponsored by the NC Council on the Holocaust and the Jewish Federation of Durham-Chapel Hill

This is a program for any teacher working with grades 6-12.

What: Hitler and his henchmen victimized an entire continent and exterminated millions in his quest for a co-called "Master Race;” but the concept of a white, blond-haired, blue-eyed master Nordic race didn't originate with Hitler. The idea was created in the United States and cultivated in California decades before Hitler came to power. California eugenicists played an important, although little known role in the American eugenics movement's campaign for ethnic cleansing; and here in North Carolina, eugenicists followed suit and conducted their own forced sterilization program that lasted for fifty years.

This program will explore the Holocaust’s roots in the historic pseudo-scientific thought of the time. Teachers attending this program will also examine similar ethical issues of our time, such as how societies acquire and use scientific knowledge, bearing in mind the need to balance individual rights with the needs of the community. The workshop will allow participants to explore instructional strategies designed to support difficult topics in not only history and English classes, but health science classes as well. This session will be interactive, reflective, and collaborative, while building teacher capacity to create and sustain learning environments that develop and promote a more humane and informed group of citizens.

Dr. Sheena Eagan, Bioethicist, East Carolina Univeristy
Karen Klaich, USHMM Teacher Fellow
Dr. Zev Harel, Holocaust Survivor

Additional Details:
- A certificate of participation for .6 CEU contact hours for those who only attend the program. • The NC Council on the Holocaust will reimburse school districts for substitute teachers.
Cost: No cost to registered participants
All Teachers MUST pre-register here.

Echoes and Reflections

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

Echoes & Reflections empowers middle and high school educators with dynamic classroom materials and professional development. Offered and listed on their website is a powerfully-packed schedule of free year-round webinars, online courses, and in-person programs and other resources to help educators gain the skills, knowledge, and confidence to effectively teach students about the holocaust.  

See also: 

Educator Workshops, Conferences, Seminars & Webinars

North Carolina Council on the Holocaust Teacher Workshops


Free One Day Teacher Workshops on the Holocaust Spring 2020 
Details, Registration, & Additional Workshops: https://ncholocaustcouncilworkshops.org/register-for-a-workshop/register-for-a-workshop/

Spring 2020 workshops:

​Martin County - January 31, 2020

​Robeson County -  February 27, 2020
Caldwell County – March 18, 2020
Haywood County - TBA
Orange County - TBA
Scotland County – TBA

Wake County - March 26, 2020

​Henderson County - April 1, 2020

Workshop hours 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Free; 0.6 CEU renewal credit
Substitute pay provided for public school teachers
Survivor: A local Holocaust survivor speaker is featured
Best Practices: Featuring 1:1 technologies and current pedagogical methods 
Contact: Karen Klaich or Juanita Ray, Co-Directors of Teacher Workshops, www.holocaustnceast@gmail.com or www.holocaustncwest@gmail.com

• Workshops are open to North Carolina teachers in public, charter, home and private schools.
• Most appropriate for Language Arts and social studies teachers, Grades 6-12, including those teaching American and world history, geography, Holocaust literature; yet all teachers are welcome.
• Substitute pay is provided for public school teachers through the NC Council on the Holocaust, an agency of the N.C. Department of Public Instruction.
• Participants receive a packet of teaching materials, plus selections from the Council’s publication, The Holocaust: A North Carolina Teacher's Resource (available online on the Council website). 
• Visit N.C. DPI: http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/holocaust-council/workshops or  ncholocaustcouncilworkshops.org for registration information. 

Visit the Council’s website at www.ncpublicschools.org/holocaust-council to download the full Teacher Guide and to learn the Council’s other resources, including traveling exhibits, traveling plays, Holocaust survivor speakers, and the annual state Holocaust Commemoration. 

Workshops offered listed here:   http://www.ncpublicschools.org/holocaust-council/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). Workshops are held throughout the school year at sites across the state. Contact the Council for more information.