Appalachian State University’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies was founded in 2002 to develop new educational opportunities for students, teachers, and the community. Located administratively within the College of Arts and Sciences, the Center seeks to strengthen tolerance, understanding, and remembrance by increasing the knowledge of Jewish culture and history, teaching the history and meaning of the Holocaust, and using these experiences to explore peaceful avenues for human improvement and the prevention of future genocides.


In Memorium

We at the Center offer our deepest condolences to the family of Martin Rosen who recently passed away. Martin and his wife Doris have supported the efforts of the Center to achieve its greater mission, most especially through their extraordinary financial support for our annual Martin & Doris Rosen Summer Symposium ‘Remembering the Holocaust’ which has educated hundreds of teachers over the years who in turn have touched the lives of thousands of North Carolina students. May the wonderful memories the Rosen Family has of their cherished patriarch be a source of healing in their time of sorrow, and, in the words of Jewish tradition: וירושלים ציון אבלי שארבתוך אתכם ינחם המקום, May G-d console you among other mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.