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Holocaust Memorial Center and Eastern Michigan University to Co-Host Fourth Annual Seminar for Teachers, Aug. 12-16


The theme for this year’s seminar is “Witnesses to the Holocaust.” Using the latest academic scholarship and best instructional practices to make lessons about the Holocaust understandable and meaningful for students, the seminar is designed to build an instructor’s content base.

Farmington Hills, MI, June 15, 2013 --(PR.com)-- The Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus and Eastern Michigan University announced their Fourth Annual Summer Teacher Seminar to benefit current and prospective teachers and their students from Aug. 12-16.

The theme for this year’s seminar, which is supported by a generous grant from the Claims Conference and takes place at the Holocaust Memorial Center located at 28123 Orchard Lake Road in Farmington Hills, is “Witnesses to the Holocaust.” Using the latest academic scholarship and best instructional practices to make lessons about the Holocaust understandable and meaningful for students, the seminar is designed to build an instructor’s content base.

Attendees will hear presentations from scholars and survivors examining the Holocaust from the rise of Nazism to the Holocaust deniers of today. Presenters include:

*Ramona Caponegro, Ph.D, Eastern Michigan University
Assistant Professor of Children’s Literature
Field of study focuses on concepts of justice and human rights as well as historical children’s literature and fiction

*Robert Franciosi, Ph.D, Grand Valley State University
Professor of English and Honors
Editor of Elie Wiesel: Conversations

*Martin B. Shichtman, Ph.D., Eastern Michigan University
Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature
Director of Jewish Studies
2006 fellow at Brandeis University’s Summer Institute for Israel Studies
2003 participant in the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Seminar on Literature and the Holocaust

*John Staunton, Ph.D., Eastern Michigan University
Associate Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature
Lesson development and research focus

*Jacqueline Vansant, Ph.D., University of Michigan-Dearborn
Professor of German
Research in post-World War II Austrian women writers and exile studies
Author of Reclaiming “Heimat”: Trauma and Mourning in Memoirs by Jewish Austrian Réemigrés

*Ken Waltzer, Ph.D., Michigan State University
Professor of History
Director of Jewish Studies
Research focuses on children in the Buchenwald concentration camp and rescue and survival during the Holocaust

*Jamie Wraight, Ph.D., University of Michigan-Dearborn
Curator of the Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive
Professor of History

Members of the museum’s Holocaust survivor network also will present.

Participating teachers will be provided access to the vast primary resources from the museum library and archive to aid them in the development of their own classroom lessons. By the end of the weeklong seminar, they will develop a lesson plan to be shared with other participants.

To register for the seminar, please go to http://ep.emich.edu/holocaust and click on the link titled “Holocaust Seminar.” Cost for the event is $100 and includes nine SB-CEUs. Three undergraduate or graduate credit hours also are available to participants for an additional fee. All applications are due by Friday, Aug. 2.

For further information, contact either Sarah Painter at spainter@emich.edu or the Holocaust Memorial Center at education@holocaustcenter.org or 248-553-2400, ext. 13.

The Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus opened in 1984. Local Holocaust survivors, with community support, founded the museum to teach about the senseless murder of millions, and why everyone must respect and stand up for the rights of others if the world is to prevent future discrimination, hate crime and genocide. As Michigan’s only Holocaust museum, the Holocaust Memorial Center annually touches the lives of more than 85,000 individuals, who leave the museum profoundly affected with a newly acquired sense of history, social responsibility and morality. The Holocaust Memorial Center’s exhibits create a call to action, teaching visitors through the examples of those who risked their lives to save others, and asking its guests to react to contemporary challenges such as racism, intolerance, bullying and prejudice.

The facility is wheelchair accessible and free parking is available at both the North and South entrances.

For more information on the Holocaust Memorial Center, visit www.holocaustcenter.org, or call 248-553-2400.
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