Summer minicourse on history of the Holocaust

A free minicourse on the history of the Holocaust will be held at Rutgers-New Brunswick from June 29 through July 2 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. This professional development course is presented under the auspices of the Herbert and Leonard Littman Families Holocaust Resource Center (HRC) and the Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life at Rutgers.

The minicourse will offer a comprehensive chronological history of the Holocaust, including the origins of anti-Semitism and the Holocaust, victim groups, perpetrators, accomplices, and bystanders, resistance efforts, and American policy on immigration in the 1930s and 1940s. The course will emphasize practical applications for using testimonies, film, and primary sources in the classroom.

Educational materials, professional development credits, and lunch will be provided.

Advance registration by May 5 is required. Apply at Free parking will be available.

To register, one must be a current 6-12 grade teacher with at least one-year teaching experience, or currently be pursuing a master’s degree in education. Teachers who are new to this topic are encouraged to apply.

For further information, email Sarah Portilla at

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