Friday, November 18, 2011

Holocaust and Genocide Education Conference Takes Place This Weekend

On Sunday, Nov. 19 and Monday, Nov. 20, leading international scholars, including Dalia Rabin and Special Envoy to the US State Department, Hannah Rosenthal, will come together to look at the past 60 years of Holocaust education in Europe and the US. This conference, "Messaging to Remember: The Past and Future of Holocaust and Genocide Education," aims to recognize that Holocaust education in the past often relied on survivors. As time goes on and survivors pass away, educators now need to ask the question of how to engage youth in caring about the tragedy of the Holocaust. The conference will develop new methods, media, and tools for helping future generations appreciate the magnitude of this and other genocides.

Panels will focus on the different dimensions of transmission of the history of the Holocaust and will consider the incorporation of print, radio, photography, film, YouTube, and the Internet into education about the Shoah. Other more recent genocides will also be examined and considered for their impact on the future of Holocaust remembrance and education.

The conference concludes with a screening of the award-winning film: Auf Wiedersehen, Til We Meet Again with an introduction by Martin Lipton at 5:45 p.m. A post-screening discussion will feature filmmakers Linda G. Mills and Peter Goodrich, as well as Dalia Rabin and Hannah Rosenthal. The conference takes place right here at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in Lower Manhattan and is free, but registration is required. For more information, please contact Danielle Emery at danielle.emery@nyu.edu.

Co-sponsors of the two-day event are The Benjamin Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University; Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust; Law and Humanities Institute; NYU Center on Violence and Recovery; NYU Silver School of Social Work; and The Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at NYU.

All details can be found at http://www.nyu.edu/cvr/conference/index.html. If you cannot attend in person, there will be a live stream on the conference website.

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