SUMMER TEACHERS' INSTITUTE ON HOLOCAUST EDUCATION
The 2013 University-accredited
Teacher Institute on Holocaust Education
Monday, June 10, 2013 -
Friday, June 14, 2013
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
held at the
Holocaust Documentation & Education Center
Street ∙ Hollywood, FL 33020
Click here to download the 2013 flyer for more information.
For questions or for more information, please contact
Amanda at 954.929.5690 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click below to register online for standard registration
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The HDEC Teacher Institute on Holocaust Education is Unique!
- Holocaust Survivors will be with us for the entire week and will participate in all
aspects of the institute.
- The institute will cover all facets of the
Holocaust. Special emphasis will focus on the lessons for today, what we have learned, and what we still need to learn.
- Teachers will have opportunities to network
and become acquainted with the recent
resources available to help infuse the study of the Holocaust as an interdisciplinary approach.
- Resource manuals for grade levels K-3, 4-6, 7-8, and 9-12 will be distributed along
with current materials from around the
- Participants of the institute will have the
opportunity to visit the Center’s rail car.
Click here to download the 2013 flyer to register or for more information.
From 2012 Teachers' Institute Participants
2012 Teachers' Institute participants visit the rail car
About the Institute
"This week was a moving, powerful, life altering experience. Everyone should participate."
"I have felt shock, disgust, sorrow, inspiration, hope. It’s a lot to take in, in such a short amount of time. It is a most powerful and emotional experience."
"The institute was jam-packed with all types of reference to apply to teaching situations."
"I loved this amazing institute…It’s made a major impact on me…it’s all I can talk about once I get home. This past week for me was eye-opening, heart-wrenching, and hope inspiring. Thank you for opening my heart, mind, and soul."
"I cannot express how grateful I am. It has opened my eyes to the awful reality of what happened to the Jewish people during the Holocaust. I am forever grateful and thankful for this experience of meeting all of these wonderful survivors. This week has made me realize the importance of teaching the Holocaust to our younger generations. I have attended re-certification classes but NONE have even compared to the knowledge that I attained here."
2012 Contest Winners with the Survivors
"Makes me grateful for where I was born and when I was born; also makes me even more frustrated that we are not more concerned of the other genocides that are going on in the world."
"Deeply emotional and inspirational; enlightening, informational, inspirational, gives us hope for the future. Other institutes cannot even come close, superior in every way."
"Every day I leave, I sit in my car (no radio, no music) just reflecting on the day and trying to understand it all. It was emotionally challenging, besides informative."
“I would suggest that all educators participate in this five day workshop.”
“The material and websites given to us were wonderful. I really believe that I will be able to use many of the resources in my classroom.”
About the Survivors
Survivor and Teacher participants at the 2012 Teachers' Institute
"The Survivor’s story was the most detailed and heartfelt, yet I was mesmerized by his terrible and scary experience. However, his honesty, candor, and ability to open up completely show his strength of character."
"Meeting the Survivor was such an experience. He is a hero to me because he is a brave person that endured so much and has the courage to tell his story for others to learn of his experiences. I feel privileged to have met him and heard his story.”
"Just when I thought it couldn’t get any more compelling, we heard a liberator give his story and how, as a nineteen year old he liberated the camp of Buchenwald."
"Meeting the Survivors and their positive attitudes makes me think about the future and how important it is to avoid what occurred in the past."
"I feel he gave me a great responsibility to keep the history and facts of the Holocaust alive. I hope I can do justice to his request. I certainly will try my best."
"One of these Survivors described all the horrors he witnessed in and around the box car. I was so immersed in his story, especially when he took out the camp striped pajamas he used in the concentration camp. Unbelievable!"
“We must carry on the Survivors’ testimonies. The future of humanity is in future generations.”
“The panel of Survivors today was very emotional. We know their stories now. We are connected. I truly feel honored and privileged to have met them. I am now and forever a witness to a witness!”
“Amazing! Each Survivor had a different experience, and their stores have had an everlasting impact on my life.”