Thu, Oct 14|
Teaching Holocaust Herstory: Mothers, Daughters, Fighters, and Survivors
Professional development for Houston teachers in partnership with the Holocaust Museum Houston. Teaching stories of standing up for oneself and others, overcoming hardship, and survival
Time & Location
Oct 14, 2021, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM CDT
About the Event
Teaching Holocaust Herstory:
Mothers, Daughters, Fighters, and Survivors
Professional development for Houston teachers interested in teaching
stories of standing up for oneself and others, overcoming hardship, and survival
Thursday, October 14, 2021 ~ 4:30-6:00pm Central Time/5:30-7:00pm Eastern Time ~ online
Two girls who fought with the partisans in Croatia; a teenager who survived the Holocaust because she was sentenced to ten years’ hard labor in the Gulag—for joining a youth group; a girl who survived, unlike her parents, because they courageously sent her to England on the Kindertransport. The experiences of women in the Holocaust are varied and Centropa’s stories and photographs of women from different countries, of all ages and diverse socio-economic backgrounds, help you explore human themes through real life stories.
In this online, 90-minute webinar, both Centropa and the Holocaust Museum Houston will share user-friendly materials about women in the Holocaust, usable in online or in-class teaching. Participating teachers will return to class with specific activities for teaching these stories and Houston 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 2022 we will be in Berlin. Join this webinar to learn more.
Questions? Don’t hesitate to contact:
Lauren Granite, Centropa’s US Education Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wendy Warren, Director of Education, Holocaust Museum Houston, at email@example.com
Katie Batenhorst, Centropa’s Houston Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org