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Local Coverage of Ohio Educators Workshop at Walsh

What's New, 2014-07-01

Echoes and Reflections Workshop for Ohio Educators Explores Teaching Methods on the Holocaust with Input from Survivors


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Canton Repository Video: Surviving the Holocaust

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On Thursday, June 26, Walsh University hosted the workshop Echoes and Reflections on teaching methods addressing the complex issues of the Holocaust for students in grades 7-12. In the day-long program, approximately 35 educators from across Ohio explored how to teach about the Holocaust, as well as other episodes of genocide in history.

Barbara Turkeltaub of Canton, a child survivor of the Nazi Holocaust, was among several speakers at the event that also included Walsh University Executive Director of Global Learning and Associate Professor of History Dr. Douglas Palmer, Walsh University Associate Professor of Jewish Studies Rabbi John Spitzer, Akron City Library General Manager of Branch Services Barbara White and, the Founder and Co-Director of the Dayton Holocaust Resource Center, Renate Frydman, Ph.D., a survivor of Kristallnacht in 1938.

The Echoes and Reflections workshop marked an unprecedented partnership among three leaders in education: The Anti-Defamation League, The USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education and Yad Vashem. The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education, Walsh University and the Ohio Council for Holocaust and Genocide Education were among the workshop sponsors.

The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education recently announced a new partnership with The Ohio Council on Holocaust & Genocide Education (OCHGE). The Ohio Council was created in 1986 by an executive order of Governor Celeste. The Council is an organization dedicated to expanding and improving Holocaust and genocide education in Ohio and throughout the country. To accomplish its objective, the nonprofit provides educators with accurate, relevant and useful materials for teaching about the Holocaust and other genocides.