History, Memory and Pedagogy: An Educator Workshop on the Occasion of the 75th Anniversary of Kristallnacht
Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
This one-day professional development workshop is a follow-up to the Holocaust in European Memory Summer Institute that took place on July 8-11, 2013 at the University of Minnesota. That workshop examined questions such as how the Nazi murder of European Jews became "The Holocaust." How the story is conveyed through public memorials, school curricula, art, literature and film. How the Holocaust has been contextualized and rendered meaningful within the diversity of European nations and in the distant US.
We will continue the discussions we started this summer by exploring the specific connections between history, memory and education in the contemporary world. We will examine history and memory as it deals with the genocide of the Roma, communal gatherings and ceremonies dedicated to commemorate the Holocaust and reflections on the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, which is considered the official catalyst for the Holocaust. (Attendance at the July workshop is not necessary for joining us on November 9.)
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Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies University of Minnesota
The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (CHGS) promotes academic research, education and public awareness on the Shoah, other genocides and current forms of mass violence.