Professional development courses based on Holocaust education

Registration is open for free professional development courses in Holocaust education at Rutgers University.

Rutgers scholars and other experts will address “Antisemitism: History and Myth” on Wednesdays, Feb. 17, March 2, March 30, May 4 and May 18.

The course will address antisemitism and anti-Judaism in Medieval Times; blood libel accusations, pogroms, and antisemitism in Russia and the Soviet Union; visual images of Jews in Nazi Germany; propaganda posters and cartoons; Post-Holocaust antisemitism in Europe; and the impact of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion.

This course is open to middle and high school teachers who have a minimum of three years teaching experience and at least one year of involvement with Holocaust/genocide education.

An intensive summer mini-course will then cover the history of the Holocaust 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 27-July 1.

The summer course is a comprehensive chronological study of the history of the Holocaust. It includes university-style lectures, film discussions and pedagogical sessions on classroom application. It is open to new teachers.

Participants receive professional development hours, resource materials, access to preeminent scholars of the Holocaust, help in curriculum development from experts in Holocaust pedagogy, access to a supportive network of teachers and access to the Shoah Visual History Archive.

To apply or for more information, visit BildnerCenter.rutgers.edu, email jmarcou@rutgers.edu or call 848-932-4165. Advance registration is required.

Sponsored by the Herbert and Leonard Littman Families Holocaust Resource Center, these courses will be held at the Bildner Center, 12 College Ave., New Brunswick.