Holocaust Scholar to Teach Workshop at UNC

The University of Northern Colorado will co-sponsor and host a day-long workshop Aug. 21 led by an internationally renowned Holocaust scholar and designed to help middle, high school and pre-service teachers incorporate accurate information about the Holocaust in their classes.

The Institute for Teaching the Holocaust, scheduled 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on the UNC campus, will feature Ephraim Kaye, director of international seminars at Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority, in Jerusalem.

Kaye, who holds degrees in modern Jewish history and the history of the Holocaust from Hebrew University in Jerusalem, has led more than 200 seminars with participants from over 25 countries in 10 different languages.

The workshop also will include a presentation from 3 to 4 p.m. by Holocaust survivor Jack Adler, who as a youth was imprisoned in the Auschwitz and Dachau concentration camps, where his parents and both sisters perished. His talk is free and open to the public.

Breakout sessions facilitated by Ephraim and UNC faculty will provide practical tools for teaching the Holocaust across subject areas.

The cost for teachers and educational administrators is $20 and includes curriculum materials, continental breakfast and a box lunch. The cost for student teachers to attend is $5.

The institute is coordinated by UNC professor of English Jeri Kraver, one of 18 university educators in the U.S. invited to attend a two-week seminar on the Holocaust earlier this year at Yad Vahem's International School for Holocaust Studies.

Other sponsors of the institute are the Anti-Defamation League, the Holocaust Awareness Institute, Yad Vashem and the Shoah Foundation Institute at the University of Southern California.

For more information, visit the Anti-Defamation League website.