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19th Annual Martin & Doris Rosen Summer Symposium

Event details
Calendar   Speaking Engagements
Location Zoom
Date Sun, Jul 18 (all day)
Duration   1d

Appalachian State University’s (ASU) Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies will hold its 19th Annual Martin and Doris Rosen Summer Symposium in the form of a virtual program from July 18-23, 2021. This year's symposium will focus on Children in the Holocaust. Originally scheduled for 2020, but postponed during the first wave of the pandemic, the 2021 symposium will take place online to keep everyone safe.

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ASU's online platforms will allow them to easily connect to teachers, researchers and audiences in the High Country, US, Europe, Israel and elsewhere; hear from child survivors from various European countries and Rwanda; and explore relevant Memorials and Centers, including Yad Vashem's commemoration of the Shoah's youngest victims. Participating teachers and other audience members will have the opportunity to learn from and converse with, among others, Prof. Michael Berenbaum (American Jewish University), Prof. Debórah Dwork (Clark University), Prof. Gabriel Finder (UVA), Dr. Eva Fogelman (Florida), and Dr. Patricia Heberer-Rice, the Senior Historian at the Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum as well as other accomplished Holocaust educators and scholars from the International School for Holocaust Studies, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem.

Moreover, several child survivors of the Shoah such as Dr. Miriam Klein Kassenoff (University of Miami), herself an accomplished educator, Margot Lobree (North Carolina), a Kindertransport survivor, Dr. Al Muenzer (Washington, D.C.), who survived as a child in German-occupied Amsterdam, Umu Ntabana, a child survivor of the Rwandan genocide, and Prof. emeritus Shimon Redlich (Israel), who was featured in one of the first films on the Holocaust in 1948, which will also be screened, will give testimony in synchronous and asynchronous programs.

Since 2002, ASU's Center has organized and held the annual Martin & Doris Rosen Summer Symposium “Remembering the Holocaust.” Named for symposium benefactors, the late Doris and Martin Rosen, the symposium endeavors to provide teachers with the most current research on the Holocaust, racism, and anti-Semitism in tandem with teaching strategies and plans needed by every educator to tackle this urgent topic in an informed and successful manner in a classroom setting. During this time, close to 700 educators from North Carolina, the U.S., Canada, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Romania, the Czech Republic, Croatia, and the Baltic states have attended the symposium. In recent years, the Center has cooperated with the International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Echoes and Reflections, and the William Levine Family Institute for Holocaust Education as well as the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC. The symposium faculty comes from across the U.S., Canada, Israel, Africa, and Europe.

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