January 20, 2004
UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM OFFERS FIRST WORKSHOP FOR KENTUCKY EDUCATORS
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, in cooperation with the College of Education and Human Development of the University of Louisville, is offering a one-day workshop for Kentucky educators, “Teaching About the Holocaust,” on Thursday, February 5, 2004, from 8:30-4:00 in the Ekstrom Library Auditorium at the University of Louisville. The workshop—the Museum’s first in Kentucky—is offered at no cost to attendees and is open to middle- and high-school Kentucky educators and pre-service teachers.
Approximately 100 teachers from across the state will participate in sessions examining the rationales for teaching the Holocaust; analyzing Holocaust education guidelines, content and methodologies; and exploring how Holocaust education can be implemented into curriculums. Each participant will receive complimentary curricular materials developed by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Holocaust survivor and Museum volunteer Henry Greenbaum will also deliver a presentation. Originally from Poland, Mr. Greenbaum, survived several concentration camps including Auschwitz-Birkenau. From Auschwitz he survived a death march to Germany where he was liberated at age 17 by U.S. troops.
“We are excited that so many Kentucky educators are implementing Holocaust education into their classrooms,” notes Stephen Feinberg, Director of National Outreach, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. “As a national institution, the Museum is committed to bringing Holocaust education to educators throughout the U.S., and workshops like this are an important means of achieving that goal.”
This workshop is made possible by support from the Steven and Carole Weinberg Foundation Trust.
A public-private partnership, the Museum is a federal institution whose educational activities and outreach are made possible through private donations. More than 250,000 individuals, foundations, and corporations helped build the institution and currently support its programs and operations. For more information, visit www.ushmm.org.
For more information regarding the workshop, contact Andy Hollinger in the Museum’s Media Relations Department at (202) 488-6133 or firstname.lastname@example.org.