2016 Schedule

Preliminary 2017 Martin & Doris Rosen Summer Symposium Schedule

The schedule for the 16th annual summer symposium
The Holocaust as Global History
August 5 – August 10, 2017

All sessions will be held in the Conference Room of the Courtyard Marriott, Boone, unless otherwise noted.
The animated exhibit "Shouldering the Responsibility: The Power of One" will be on display at the meeting room for the duration of the symposium.


Saturday, August 5

  • 2:00 – 4:00 Teacher Registration [Courtyard Marriott]
  • 5:30 – 7:30 By Invitation Only: Symposium Banquet, [Harvest House]
  • 7:30 – 8:00 The Significance of Holocaust in World History [Dr. Racelle Weiman]
  • 8:00-9:30 Antisemitism in Global History [Dr. Thomas Pegelow Kaplan]

Sunday, August 6

  • 10:00 – 11:30 The Mosaic that is the Mosaic People: Judaism and Jews [Dr. Racelle Weiman at the Temple of the High Country]
  • 11:30 – 1:00 Lunch with local Jewish Community
  • 2:00 – 3:30 Humanizing Approaches to Holocaust Education: Interactive Introductions [Facilitators: faculty]
  • 4:00-5:00 Teacher Workshop I: Lesson Plans for Holocaust Studies: Overview [Lee Holder, Lynda Moss]
  • 5:00- 6:00 Project Design Session I: Leadership ACE (Ability, Confidence and Effectivity)
  • 7:00 – 9:00 The Holocaust and Films 1: March of the Living [Suzanne Lasky Gerard]

Monday, August 7

  • 8:30 – 9:00 Opening Session/Agenda Overview/Questions [Dr. Weiman/Dr. Pegelow Kaplan]
  • 9:00 – 10:45 Country Case Studies Genocidal Regimes: Germany, Romania, Japan [Dr. Rennie Brantz/ Dr. Thomas Pegelow Kaplan]
  • 11:00 – 12:30 The Holocaust 1939-1945 (Part 1) [Sheryl Ochayon, JD Yad Vashem]
  • 12:30 – 1:30 Lunch
  • 1:30 - 3:00 The Holocaust 1939-1945 (Part 2) [Sheryl Ochayon, JD Yad Vashem]
  • 3:30 – 4:45 Teacher Workshop II: Eyewitnesses and Survivor Testimony in the Classroom [Lee Holder, Dr. Rosemary Horowitz]
  • 5:00- 6:00 Project Design Session II: ACE Individual Projects
  • 6:00- 7:00 Dinner
  • 7:00 – 9:00 The Holocaust and Films "Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge from the Holocaust"; "The Optimists"; "Finding Family"

Tuesday, August 8

  • 8:30 – 9:00 Opening Session and Questions [Dr. Weiman/Dr. Pegelow Kaplan]
  • 9:00 – 11:00 The United States and the Holocaust: Between Abandonment and Rescue [Dr. Ann Millin, USHMM]
  • 11:15 – 12:30 Humanizing Approaches to Holocaust Education: Interactive Responses to USA and the Holocaust [Facilitators: Faculty]
  • 12:30- 1:30 Lunch
  • 1:30 – 3:00 Country Case Study: Rescue in the Philippines [Dr. Weiman/Dr. Pegelow Kaplan]
  • 3:00-5:00 Survivor Testimony: Mr. Ralph Preiss
  • 5: 00-6:30 Teacher Workshop III: Approaches to teaching on Prejudice, Hate and Violence [Facilitators: Faculty with Ralph Preiss]
  • 6:30-7:30 Dinner
  • 7:30 – 9:00 Keynote Address [TBA]

Wednesday, August 9

  • 8:30 – 9:00 Opening Session/Questions [Dr. Weiman/Dr. Pegelow Kaplan]
  • 9:00- 10:30 Country Case Study: Spain and the Holocaust [Dr. John Cox, UNCC]
  • 10 :45 – 12 :30 Country Case Study : Bulgaria and the Holocaust [Dr. Weiman]
  • 12:30-1:30 Lunch
  • 1:30- 3:30 Teacher Workshop IV: Holocaust Literature in the Classroom [Dr. Rosemary Horowitz, Mr. Holder]
  • 3:30-5:00 Project Design Session III: ACE Individual Projects
  • 5:00-7:00 Dinner
  • 7:00-8:00 Shouldering the Responsibility: The Power of One: Animated travelling school exhibit on Holocaust history, compassion, social action and more [Dr. Racelle Weiman]
  • 8:00- 9:00 PARTICIPANTS' CHOICE in small groups: workshop, project design, networking

Thursday, August 10

  • 8:30 – 9:00 Opening Session/Questions [Dr. Weiman/Dr. Pegelow Kaplan]
  • 9:00-10: 15 Other Genocides, More Crisis, More Refugees [Ms. Eugenie Mukeshimana, Rwandan Survivor, CEO Genocide Survivors' Support Network]
  • 10:30-12:00 PANEL and Q & A Testimonies from survivors and refugees of current crisis join Ms. Mukeshimana and local genocide survivors
  • 1:00- 2:00 Lunch with panel members
  • 1:00-2:30 Participants' presentations from ACE Leadership Strategies in the Classroom
  • 2:30-3:00 Resources for Sustainable Holocaust Education, [Lee Holder]
  • 3:00 – 3:30 Closing Circle and Graduation