"Hearing one person tell their story gave a completely different perspective to what happened, as it wasn't about statistics or about a nation as a whole, but one person who lost his family and home." ~O. Avery (student)

Professional Development for Educators

Leaders in Holocaust Education

For more information and to register for one of these training programs, contact:
Randi Boyette, Anti-Defamation League, 215.568.2223 x4151, RBoyette@adl.org

Upcoming training dates:

May 30, July 8 and October 24, 2014 • 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM


A professional development program for secondary educators, Echoes and Reflections offers primary
sources, informational texts, and visual history testimony from witnesses to help teach about
the Holocaust and address academic standards, including Common Core State Standards.

About the Professional Development:

• Receive a free copy of the Echoes and Reflections Teacher’s Resource Guide

• Model active and collaborative learning strategies included in ten interdisciplinary Holocaust lessons

• Explore primary sources and the medium of visual history testimony

Located at, and Hosted by:

National Museum of American Jewish History
101 S. Independence Mall East
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Parking, lunch, and an opportunity to tour the museum are included in this professional development day.


Gratz College Tuzman Holocaust Teach-In
The Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center is proud to be a co-sponsor of the Gratz College Arnold and Esther Tuzman Memorial Holocaust Teach-In

Registration is OPEN
Sunday, November 9, 2014 3 - 6 pm
Gratz College, 7605 Old York Road, Melrose Park, PA 19027

Featuring keynote speaker:
Father Patrick Desbois
The Holocaust by Bullets

Father Patrick Desbois is a French priest who has dedicated his life to researching the Holocaust, fighting anti-Semitism, and furthering relations between Catholic and Jews. His grandfather's experience as a WWII French prisoner held in the Rawa Ruska labor camp motivated him to research the story of the Jews, Roma and other victims murdered in Eastern Europe. The result was his award-winning book, The Holocaust by Bullets, which explains how almost 1.5 million Jews were murdered between 1941 and 1944 in the Ukraine by Nazi Einsatzgruppen, mobile firing squads. Wearing the priest's collar, Father Desbois was uniquely qualified to gain the trust of Ukrainian villagers who witnessed the destruction of entire Jewish communities but would never speak about it. Through his efforts, over 1,300 execution sites have been discovered and over 3,500 testimonies have been recorded.

Father Desbois is President of Yahad - In Unum and also serves as director of the Episcopal Committee for Catholic-Judeo Relations under the auspices of the French Conference of Bishops.

Seminar II sessions after the keynote on a wide variety of topics.

View the complete brochure

Special morning session for middle and high school teachers on Echoes and Reflections Holocaust resource for the classroom 11:00 am -2:30 pm.

This event is open to the public. Participants from all affiliations welcome.
General public: $10 in advance; $15 at the door
Teachers seeking ACT 48 or NJ prof ed credits (up to 6 hours): $18 in advance; $25 at the door
Attorneys seeking CLE (1 substantive): $30 in advance; $40 at the door
Register and Pay Online
(Read the brochure and choose a Session II Seminar first)

For more information, contact Mindy Blechman, 215-635-7300 x154.