Holocaust Workshop: What Can We Do?

The Ohio Council on Holocaust and Genocide Education [OCHGE] and co-sponsor the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, The Museum of Diversity and Tolerance, present a Holocaust workshop for educators, lawyers, students and community members. How and Why Did the Holocaust Occur, and What Do We Do About It Today? will take place Monday, June 24, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Maltz Museum, 2929 Richmond Rd., Beachwood.

Professor Dr. Kenneth Ledford from Case Western Reserve University will present the keynote The Role and Rule of Law in Nazi Germany. The workshop also includes presentations by Professor Dr. Mark Cole from Cleveland State University on Using Artifacts to Understand Hate and the Holocaust and Professor Brad Beach from Walsh University on Genocide: Can This Happen Again? Clevelander Roman Frayman will share a survivor testimony. Dr. Ted Murnen will challenge attendees to consider How Will You Be an UPstander? as the workshop closes. Throughout the day, there will be opportunities for participants to share ideas and develop strategies to implement with students.

Participants will also have the opportunity to tour the Maltz Museum Holocaust Collection with Maltz educators. OCHGE President Dr. Tim Murnen, professor at Bowling Green State University, is excited to announce this collaboration of the Ohio Council on Holocaust and Genocide Education with the Maltz Museum for this annual workshop. “We are delighted to share the expertise, artifacts, special programs, and exhibits from Maltz, including its Holocaust and Stop the Hate exhibits, and annual Stop the Hate writing contest for northeast Ohio students with area educators and others.”

The workshop is open to educators, lawyers, students and members of the community. The $30 registration fee includes workshop, materials, continental breakfast, lunch and snacks (dietary laws will be observed). Space is limited, so register early. The registration deadline for the workshop is June 10. Free parking is adjacent to the building, and the facility is handicap accessible. For more information, and to register, visit www.ochge.org/events.

Teachers Encouraged to Register; Fees Paid for First 25 Who Do

Teachers from public, private and parochial schools throughout Ohio are invited to attend. A special session will introduce them to a variety of Holocaust education programs and web resources so they can develop lesson plans that encompass the history and pedagogy of the Holocaust and genocide.

The Jewish Community Board of Akron (JCBA) is offering special support for Akron area teachers to participate in this workshop. JCBA will provide the full registration fee of $30 for the first 25 educators who register from the Akron area. Support will come from the Rose & Lawrence Schwartz Holocaust Education Fund with ALEF (Akron Legacy and Endowment Fund) at JCBA.

Thanks go to the chairs of the Annual Akron Holocaust Teacher Seminar who recommended JCBA support this outstanding educational opportunity for Akron area teachers: Esther Hexter, Holocaust Educator; Sam Chestnut, Head of School at The Lippman School; and Barb White, Deputy Director, AkronSummit County Public Library.

If you are a teacher from the Akron area, do not send payment when you register. You will be notified if you are one of the fortunate 25 educator recipients, or if you need to bring a check for $30 the day of the seminar. For more about the workshop, please contact Marilyn Feldman at marilynfeldman1@yahoo.com.