The 21st Annual Martin and Doris Rosen Symposium
The 21st Annual Martin and Doris Rosen Symposium, supported by the Claims Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, the Martin and Doris Rosen Symposium Endowment, and the local Jewish community, will be held July 7-13, 2023 on the campus of Appalachian State University.
The theme of this year's Symposium is "The Holocaust and Lessons for Today," guided by the quote “The Holocaust is not just Jewish history; it is humanity’s history and we must understand it if we are to prevent it from happening again."
For more information, visit holocaust.appstate.edu/symposiums/2023-symposium.
About the Symposium
Since 2002, the Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies has organized and held the annual Martin and Doris Rosen Summer Symposium: “Remembering the Holocaust.” Named for Symposium benefactors, the late Doris and Martin Rosen, the Symposium endeavors to provide teachers with the most current research on the Holocaust, racism and anti-Semitism in tandem with teaching strategies and plans needed by every educator to tackle this urgent topic in an informed and successful manner in a classroom setting. During this time, close to 700 educators from North Carolina, the U.S., Canada, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Romania, the Czech Republic, Croatia and the Baltic states have attended the Symposium. In recent years, the Center has cooperated with the International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Echoes and Reflections and the William Levine Family Institute for Holocaust Education, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC. The Symposium faculty comes from across the U.S., Canada, Israel, Africa and Europe.
In addition to educators, the Symposium is also geared toward students and community members. It is free and many events are open to the public.
The purpose and goal of the Symposium is to provide public and private school teachers, university faculty, students and community members information and insights about the victims, perpetrators and consequences of the Nazi Holocaust.
The Symposium provides approximately 40 hours of lectures, workshops, discussions, films and demonstrations. Teachers who complete all 40 hours receive four continuing education credits (CEUs).
Why should I attend the Symposium?
Acquire 4 CEU credits (for 40-contact hours)
Develop multiple lesson plans on the Holocaust and social justice issues
Receive a starter set of Holocaust-related texts
Gain knowledge on the facts of the Holocaust and Judaism and issues of censorship and social justice
Make connections to experts willing to help during the school year
Learn how to use multimedia and experiential learning to enhance lessons on the Holocaust (i.e. plan field trips, incorporate art and film)
Learn how to evaluate the best Holocaust-related texts for your students
Gain access to survivor testimony and expert support over the year
Earn a certificate of completion