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APR 16, 2012

New Holocaust Education Institute Reached Educators from Across the Region

More than 80 educators learned tools for teaching about the Holocaust during ADL's newly formulated Los Angeles Holocaust Education Institute.

The program launched in the fall with an all-day workshop, A Multimedia Approach to Teaching the Holocaust, in collaboration with the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education and was attended by teachers from throughout the region.

Participants received training to use ADL's Echoes and Reflections – A Multimedia Curriculum on the Holocaust. A special feature of the day was instruction on IWitness, the new resource from USC Shoah Foundation Institute with more than 1,000 video testimonies and tools for educators and students to develop multimedia projects. Teachers came away from the training with a complete curriculum on the Holocaust as well as tips on how to incorporate visual history testimony into a wide variety of classroom instruction and student projects.

Additional workshops throughout to 2011-12 school year included The History of the Holocaust, The History of Anti-Semitism (with special emphasis on Catholic-Jewish relations), Teaching the Holocaust through Art, and Making the Connection from Past to Present.

The Institute brings together the finest resources to teach about the Holocaust from the Anti-Defamation League; The Center for Excellence on the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, Human Rights and Tolerance; the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust; the Museum of Tolerance; and the USC Shoah Foundation Institute.

For information on the Holocaust Education Institute for 2012-13, please contact or call 310-446-4231.

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