The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, in consultation with the new Center for Holocaust Studies at the Institute for Contemporary History in Munich (Zentrum für Holocaust-Studien am Institut für Zeitgeschichte München), held the Summit for Teaching the Holocaust at German Universities from July 20–24, 2015, at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. The Mandel Center designed this special program, the first of its kind, for Germany-based faculty teaching Holocaust-related courses at German universities.
The summit aimed to (1) discuss contemporary perspectives and/or problems that impact teaching the Holocaust at German universities, including recent trends in/impacting Holocaust research; (2) acquaint Germany-based faculty teaching in German universities with the resources of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum; and (3) acquaint Museum staff with current university-level teaching trends and challenges in Germany from the perspective of faculty on the ground. The week consisted of three days of discussions among participants and two days exploring the resources of the Museum.
Participants at the Museum included staff from the Mandel Center and from the Center for Holocaust Studies at the Institute for Contemporary History in Munich, as well as members of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council’s Academic Committee.
Inquiries should be addressed to:
Suzanne Brown-Fleming, PhD
Director, Visiting Scholar Programs
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, DC 20024-2126
This summit is made possible by the generous support of Betty-Jean and David Bavar and by the Curt C. and Else Silberman Foundation.