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Holocaust Educators Workshop

Harry Jack Gray Center
• Opening Remarks by Dean Katherine Black and Avinoam Patt, Associate
Director, Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies
Part I:
9:00-11:50 a.m.
Participants will be divided into 3 groups at workshop. Each group will spend 50
minutes in each session.
• The Obligation of Memory: The Responsibility of Remembering the Holocaust
in the 21st Century
Stuart Abrams, Avon High School, Avon, CT, USHMM Teaching Fellow
• Making the Connections: The Holocaust, Genocide, and Contemporary Crises
Abigail Miller, Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Clark
• Hartford Remembers the Holocaust: Guided tours of new Museum of Jewish
Civilization exhibit featuring the stories of six survivors of the Holocaust, with
Prof. Avinoam Patt, Museum director and Steve Shaw, filmmaker
12:00-12:30pm: lunch will be served (free for teachers)
Part II:
12:30-1:30 p.m.
● Panel Discussion featuring six Holocaust survivors from Hartford
Remembers the Holocaust: Margot Jeremias, Ruth Fishman, Leon Chameides, Rabbi
Philip and Ruth Lazowski, and Abraham (Abby) Weiner
1:45-2:30 p.m.
● Pedagogical Session Facilitated by Holocaust Educators Workshop
Committee – How would you develop curricula around the new exhibit? Around using
testimonies of survivors and the next generation? Around field trips to Museum?
2:30-3:15 p.m.
● Presentation of Curricula
3:15-3:30 p.m.
Wrap up and pre-applications for awards
PLEASE RSVP TO mgcjs@hartford.edu to attend. The first 35 teachers to respond
are guaranteed spaces at the workshop. Directions will be sent with confirmation. If
you have any questions or need additional information, contact Susan Gottlieb at
860.768.4964 or email sgottlieb@hartford.edu.
Grace Braniff Kerry Hartley Avinoam Patt Nicholas Wharton
Garrett Covino Emily Hernberg Colleen Simon Anna Huttner
Heidi Fishman John Hill Troy Stair Susan Gottlieb
Richard Freund Erin Kellogg Melissa Torrente


October 31, 2016


University of Hartford


University of Hartford