Holocaust Remembrance

Holocaust Remembrance:
Educational Considerations in Teaching about the Holocaust


Holocost MapFriday, April 5th
Two Sessions Available


Located at:
Alvernia University Upland Center
Community Room 103, First Floor
540 Upland Avenue, Reading, PA
Free Admission
R.S.V.P. by Friday, March 29, 2013


First Session

9:30-11:00 AM
For School Teachers
Explore dealing with the challenges of creating meaningful lessons on Holocaust education, as Alvernia partners with the Jewish Federation of Reading to host Dr. Rachel Korazim. With such a vast topic, the need to mold it to fit academic structures calls for clear definitions of questions that are often elusive Dr. Korazim, a specialist in curriculum development for Israel and Holocaust education, will cover these difficult questions and discuss teaching the Holocaust in the classroom. For more detailed information about the seminar, please go here.


Second Session

12:30 – 2:00 PM
For Faculty and Staff of Colleges and Universities

Explore dealing with the challenges of creating meaningful courses in Holocaust education, as Alvernia partners with the Jewish Federation of Reading to host Dr. Rachel Korazim. With such a vast topic, the need to mold it to fit academic structures calls for clear definitions of questions that are often elusive. Dr. Korazim, a specialist in curriculum development for Israel and Holocaust education, will cover these difficult questions and discuss teaching the Holocaust at the university level. For more detailed information about the seminar, please go here.


April 7th Community Yom HaShoah Remembrance
“About Numbers, Pictures and Words”


Sunday, April 7
at 3:00 p.m.
Bernardine Hall, Lecture Hall
Alvernia University, Reading Campus
Yom HaShoah commemorates the Holocaust and honors the six million Jews who were murdered as part of the Nazis’ systematic plan to exterminate the Jewish people. In the spirit of shared tribute, Alvernia University and the Jewish Federation of Reading gather to remember the victims of the Holocaust. Joining the program will be keynote speaker, Dr. Rachel Korazim. Dr. Korazim will talk about humanizing the millions of victims, going beyond the numbers, and looking for the beauty destroyed in the pictures that portray atrocities. The remembrance will conclude with a memorial candle lighting service led by survivors and family members of survivors. For more detailed information about the seminar, please go here.



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