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New Perspectives on Teaching the Holocaust: A Summer Institute

The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Salem State University (CHGS) invites educators to participate in a three-day institute on new perspectives in teaching the Holocaust with a particular focus on the Holocaust in the East.* Educators will have the opportunity to hear from a survivor and participate in sessions with representatives of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum who will direct teachers to new and established sources. Participants will have multiple opportunities to discuss teaching strategies and the sessions’ contents throughout the three days.

Key issues the institute will address:

  • Was western European antisemitism the primary reason for the Holocaust?
  • Was the “Final Solution” predetermined? How was the timeline, scope and methods affected by the “war of annihilation” in the East?
  • What role did local non-Jewish civilians play in the Holocaust in the German occupied East?
  • What was the relationship between the intimate killing in the East and the industrial killing in the death camps?
  • Do the categories of perpetrators, victims, bystanders, and resistors stand up to scrutiny?
  • Can the Holocaust be compared to other genocides? If so, how?


For information about registration and fees, please email


* Professional Development Points are available to those who complete the institute and a short follow-up session.

When 2:30pm
Marsh Hall, Central Campus
71B Loring Avenue, Salem, MA 01970
Regina Kazyulina

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