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New Perspectives on Teaching the Holocaust

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A Summer Institute for Middle and High School Teachers

The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Salem State invites educators to participate in a three-day workshop on new perspectives on teaching the Holocaust. It will include sessions with representatives of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum who will direct teachers to new and classic sources.

Speakers will provide insights into new areas of research in Holocaust studies. Participants will have many opportunities to discuss teaching strategies and the sessions’ content. 

Key issues the workshop will address:

  • How central was Germany to the execution of the Holocaust? What role did other ethnic groups and countries play?
  • Was German antisemitism the main reason for the Jewish genocide?
  • How was the "Final Solution" affected by the war in the East?
  • What was the relation between the intimate killing in the East and the industrial killing in the gas chambers in the death camps?
  • Do the categories of perpetrators, victims, bystanders, and resistors stand up to scrutiny?
  • How did gender impact lived experience during the Holocaust?


In appreciation to the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) for supporting this educator training program. Through recovering the assets of the victims of the Holocaust, the Claims Conference enables organizations around the world to provide education about the Shoah and to preserve the memory of those who perished.

When 4:00pm
Marsh Hall, Central Campus
71B Loring Avenue, Salem, MA 01970
Petrowski Room
Christopher Mauriello

For access and accommodation information, visit our page on access or email

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