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2010.09.03> For Immediate Release
contact: Tim Kaldahl - University Relations
phone: 402.554.3502 - email: tkaldahl@unomaha.edu

Holocaust Education Conference Planned for Sept. 27

Omaha - The Institute for Holocaust Education will hold its third annual Holocaust Education Conference facilitated by the Nebraska Holocaust Education Consortium on Monday, Sept. 27. Educators and pre-service educators are invited to attend the event at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) William H. and Dorothy Thompson Alumni Center, 6705 Dodge St.

The conference runs from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., and participants will explore historical content, current methodologies, rationale, literature and technological resources for teaching the history of the Holocaust. The cost to attend is $30 ($15 for pre-service educators) and includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

Highlights of the conference day will include presentations from a Holocaust survivor and Christina Chavarria, who serves as an educator at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Experienced Nebraska teachers who are members of the Nebraska Holocaust Education Consortium, will also present model lessons.

After the end of the formal conference, Bea Karp, a child survivor of the Holocaust, will give her testimony at First Christian Church, 6630 Dodge St., beginning at 4:15 p.m. This segment of the program is free and open to the public.

The conference was formerly held at Hastings College in 2008 and York College in 2009 by Nebraska Holocaust Education Consortium committee as an opportunity to share information and materials on Holocaust education outside the more populated Nebraska communities.

This year’s workshop is co-hosted by the Nebraska Holocaust Education Consortium (a committee of The Institute for Holocaust Education), UNO, the UNO College of Education and the College of Saint Mary. Workshop sponsors include: The UNO Natan and Hanna Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies Center and The Shirley and Leonard Goldstein Supporting Foundation.

For more information or to register, please visit the Institute for Holocaust Education website at www.ihene.org. or call (402) 334-6576.

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