Teaching Holocaust Literature
|Event Date:||02/04/2013||Event Fee:||No Fee|
|Location:||Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.|
San Francisco, CA
Join Facing History and Ourselves and guest scholar Dr. Alan Rosen for an educators’ workshop and community conversation on using literature to teach about the Holocaust. Dr. Rosen will introduce practical and theoretical uses of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction in Holocaust education.
Dr. Rosen has held fellowships at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem. He has taught at universities and colleges in Israel and the United States and lectures regularly at Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies. His most recent work is The Wonder of Their Voices: The 1946 Interviews of David Boder
. He is also the author of Sounds of Defiance: The Holocaust, Multilingualism and the Problem of English
Facing History and Ourselves is an international educational and professional development organization whose mission is to engage students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and anti-Semitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry. By studying the historical development of the Holocaust and other examples of genocide, students make the essential connection between history and the moral choices they confront in their own lives.
This program has been made possible by the generous support of the Ingrid D. Tauber Philanthropic Fund in collaboration with TCI, a program of Jewish LearningWorks.