Holocaust Resource Center Events
BESA: Courage and Humanity During the Holocaust
Learn more about the experiences of Albanian Muslims who - at great risk to their own lives - saved Jews during the Holocaust. Professional Development and BESA photo exhibit walk-through presented by Marlene W. Yahalom, PhD, Director of Education for the American Society for Yad Vashem.
Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 4:30 pm
Restorative Practices with Lockey Maisonneuve
Lockey Maisonneuve's first-hand experience with healing trauma is not a one-and-done event. Lockey incorporates her own accounts with managing flashbacks, triggers, anxiety, and rage as well as her Jersey Girl sarcasm to connect with her participants.
Friday, February 5, 2021 at 3:30pm
Analyzing Propaganda and Teaching Media Literacy with Echoes & Reflections
This program examines the events of the Holocaust through the lens of media by examining propaganda deployed by the Nazis to discriminate against Jews and other minorities.
Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 4:30pm
So You Think You Know Anne Frank?
Participants will work with Holocaust theatre Historian and educator, Dr. Samantha Mitschke, to look at four different stage adaptations of The Diary of Anne Frank. Attendees will examine contemporary approaches to the Diary that encourage students to think about Anne and her story in new ways.
Monday, February 22, 2021 at 4:30 pm
From Segregation to Liberation: African American Soldiers and the Holocaust
In recognition of Black History Month, join us for a conversation about Dr. Leon Bass, an American eyewitness to the Buchenwald
concentration camp, and the history of segregated military units during World War II.
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 3:15 pm
Pre-Service Teacher Conference: Holocaust Refugees and Contemporary Perspectives
Using the case of Holocaust refugees in the 1930s-1940s and the current refugee crises, PSTs will gain an understanding of human migration terminology and develop strategies for introducing this complex topic in the classroom.
Students will receive access and guidance on navigating Facing History and Ourselves' resources, strategies, and teaching activities.
Friday, February 26, 2021 at 8:45 am
Diversity Council on Global Education and Citizenship: Coffee & Connect
Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 10:30 am
Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 10:30 am
Please join us for an educator discussion on diversity, equity, and inclusion!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Salvaged Pages: Young Writers' Diaries of the Holocaust Workshop
Join Alexandra Zapruder, author of Salvaged Pages: Young Writers’ Diaries of the Holocaust, to learn more about these courageous youth and what it meant to be a child under Nazi occupation. Zapruder wrote and co-produced the MTV documentary, I'm Still Here, based on her award-winning book.
Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 4:15 pm
Nazis, Monsters, Fairytales? Holocaust Plays for Younger Audiences
Theater can be a powerful tool for introducing the Holocaust to students, but what are "good" plays for younger audiences? What are the benefits or pitfalls of "Holocaust plays"? How can these play texts be used in the classroom? Join Holocaust theatre historian Dr. Samantha Mitschke to discuss these questions and explore age-appropriate texts.
Presented with Premiere Stages at Kean
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 4:30 pm
Bilingual Pre-Service Teacher Conference: The Holocaust was a global event that impacted people of all faiths, nationalities, and languages. This Pre-Service Teacher conference, featuring experts from the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, will introduce students to resources about the Holocaust in the Spanish-speaking world, and model best practices for teaching this history using bilingual resources.
Friday, March 26, 2021 at 8:45 am
Yom HaShoah Commemoration - Each spring, the HRC partners with the Holocaust Council of Greater MetroWest to present the Yom HaShoah memorial program.
Please join us to commemorate all those in our local community who survived, served, rescued, and continue to teach the lessons of the Holocaust today. This virtual program will include a candle-lighting ceremony, Mourners Kaddish, hymns, and so much more.
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 7 pm
Survivor Transitional Narratives of Nazi Era Destruction - Dr. Dennis Klein's latest book examines the historical circumstances that inspired Nazi-era survivors to mass a public campaign for remembering Nazi racial crimes. email@example.com
Monday, April 12, 2021 at 4:30 pm
Considering your next career move? Learn about the Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies program at Kean University - an opportunity of a lifetime. Virtual information session with the program director, Dr. Dennis Klein. firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, April 12, 2021 at 6 pm
“Recognizing Hate Speech and Symbols” with Dr. Eric English of the School of Communication, Media, and Journalism.
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 6 pm
Co-presented by Tiffany Case of the Human Rights Institute
Diversity Council General Assembly Meeting: LGBTQ+ Voices and Inclusion.
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 from 4:30-7 pm
Abby Chava Stein, Rabbi, Educator & Activist. In 2016, Stein was named by The Jewish Week as one of the “36 Under 36” young Jews who are inspiring change in the world. In 2020, Stein was named by Prospect Magazine as one of "The World's top 50 Thinkers in the COVID-19 Age". Stein's first book, Becoming Eve: My Journey from Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi to Transgender Woman, was published in November 2019.
David Schwartz, Creative Options for Progressive Educators. Following a 30-year career in public education and 10 years working for Facing History and Ourselves, Schwartz founded Creative Options for Progressive Educators. Schwartz will provide guidance and model lessons on incorporating LGBTQ+ history into your curriculum.
Preventing Genocide Through Personal Narratives: Lessons Learned from the Armenian Genocide
April is Holocaust and Genocide Awareness Month. Harry Milian, a 3G descendant of Armenian Genocide survivors, will share his family's story of survival.
Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 7 pm
"The Mitzvah Project" is a combination theatre performance, history lesson, and conversation in which actor and child of survivor, Roger Grunwald, explores one of the most shocking aspects of the Jewish experience during WWII.
Friday, April 16, 2021 at 2 pm
Presented by the Holocaust Resource Center. Generously supported by a grant from the Mark Schonwetter Holocaust Education Foundation.
The Challenge of Teaching About the Holocaust in Public Schools
Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 10:30 am
This program will be led by Kol Rina member and Holocaust educator, Marianne Sender. Panelists: Concetta Donvito, Ed. D., Jaclyn Fae Jones, and Rosemarie Wilkinson.
Email KolRinaNJWelcome@gmail.com for more information!
Confronting the Challenging Landscape of Holocaust Research in Poland: The Polish government's ongoing efforts towards revisionism of Holocaust memory, and the legal silencing of scholars, has propelled historians into the public light. Join Dr. Monika Rice (Gratz College) and Dr. Joanna Sliwa (Claims Conference) for a virtual discussion on the charges facing historians of the Holocaust in Poland, the ramifications of these attacks on their own research, and public understanding of this history moving forward.
Monday, April 19, 2021 at 7 pm
BLACK POWER IN HISTORY: What the Early Modern French Empire Can Teach Us About Race and Empowerment
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 11 am
In our time of racial reckoning following the murders of George Floyd,
Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor as well as the disproportionate impacts
of the COVID-19 pandemic on Black and other minoritized communities, it
is a key moment for us the think about histories of racial discrimination and
empowerment in order to understand the present.
Dr. Christy Pichichero is Associate Professor of French and History and Director
of Faculty Diversity at George Mason University.
Sponsored by the Center for Peace, Justice, and Reconciliation,
the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Holocaust Resource Center of Kean University
"World Outside my Shoes": Sharing Stories from Rwanda
Carl Wilkens, the last American to remain in Rwanda during the Genocide against the Tutsis and founder of "World Outside My Shoes".
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 7 pm
Third Generation Voices of the Holocaust
Our guest speakers, Rachel Fishman and Jessica Wang, are third generation descendants of Holocaust survivors and will tell their family members’stories of wartime survival and rebuilding after the Holocaust.
Friday, April 23, 2021 at 12:30 pm
The Destruction of Memory
The Destruction of Memory Film Screening and live Q&A with director, Tim Slade.
Monday, April 26, 2021 at 4:30pm
France Divided: Understanding the WWII Occupation of France
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Eileen M. Angelini
Producer and Director of the film La France Divisée
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 7pm
Asian American & Pacific Islander Voices Panel Discussion
Presented with Kean University's Asian Studies and the Hoboken Public School District.
Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 5:30pm