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Sonia Schreiber Weitz Series
Named after Sonia Schreiber Weitz, Holocaust survivor, poet, and co-founder of the Holocaust Center, Boston North, this signature program is designed to advance all issues related to the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies’ mission.


Graduate Fellowships in Holocaust and Genocide Education/Research
CHGS’s fellowships are designed to provide exceptional students with the tools and knowledge to compete at the national level and to make significant contributions in academia, education, law, and public service. The students enroll in our graduate Certificate in Holocaust and Genocide Studies program.


Teaching Difficult Topics
CHGS is partnering with Salem State University faculty and the School of Education to develop a series of workshops on urgent topics both students and teachers face. The workshops will engage teachers in exploring topics ranging from gender discrimination and violence to racism, LGBTQ issues, anti-Semitism, and Islamophobia.


Teaching the Holocaust
Building on faculty expertise and the work of veteran facilitators from Echoes and reflections, this program provides in-depth professional development to as many as 100 pre-service and professional teachers annually on the Holocaust and its relevance to issues communities face today.


Study and Travel Institutes
This popular program provides students, educators, and members of the public with the opportunity to travel to international sites of war, genocide and human rights abuses. Led by SSU faculty, these study and travel institutes immerse participants in on-site studies of atrocities, increase their intercultural understanding and empathy and deepen their awareness of international human rights abuses.


Holocaust Legacy Partners
The Holocaust Legacy Partners program (HLP) keeps the memory of Holocaust survivors alive through in-depth studies of their lives and recorded history. An educational program, it trains interested individuals, students and teachers in history of the Holocaust directly from individuals or families that experienced it. Holocaust legacy partners then share their survivors’ stories through public lectures, workshops, and classroom presentations – ensuring that the future generations learn from the past.

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