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Tue, Feb 09



Standing Up in Uncertain Times. Rescuers in the Holocaust 2021

Professional development for Houston teachers interested in teaching empathy, civics, and moral choices in challenging times

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Standing Up in Uncertain Times. Rescuers in the Holocaust 2021
Standing Up in Uncertain Times. Rescuers in the Holocaust 2021

Time & Location

Feb 09, 2021, 3:30 PM


About the Event

A farmer in Poland (now Ukraine) hid two little girls and their mothers in their barn and in a rat-infested hole for twenty-eight months. A Catholic priest in Serbia welcomed two Sephardic sisters into his orphanage to save their lives. A Muslim woman hid her Jewish neighbor in Sarajevo. This webinar will give you the resources you need to use inspiring, real-life, historical examples of moral courage such as these to teach your students civic engagement, empathy, social justice, and what it means to stand up for others. 

In this online, 90-minute webinar, both Centropa and the Holocaust Museum Houston will share our user-friendly online stories and materials about rescuers and Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust, usable in online or in-class teaching. Participating teachers will earn 1.5 hours CPE credit.  

Holocaust Museum Houston is dedicated to educating people about the Holocaust, remembering the 6 million Jews and other innocent victims and honoring the survivors’ legacy. Using the lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides, we teach the dangers of hatred, prejudice and apathy. 

Centropa interviewed 1,200 elderly Jews living in 15 European countries. We asked our respondents to tell us their entire life stories spanning the 20th c. as they showed us their old family photographs. Centropa offers teachers a database of thousands of annotated photos, hundreds of interviews, and scores of award-winning, short multimedia films (no longer than 30 minutes)—ideal for virtual or in-class projects that teach digital literacy, promote critical thinking, increase global awareness and all free of charge. Each summer we bring 25 US teachers to the great cities of Central Europe to travel with 80 teachers from 15 countries; in 2021 we will be in Vienna. Join this webinar to learn more. 

Click here to register.

Questions? Don’t hesitate to contact: 

Lauren Granite, Centropa’s US Education Director, at 

Wendy Warren, Director of Education, Holocaust Museum Houston, at 

Katie Batenhorst, Centropa’s Houston Coordinator, at 

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