Since 2002, the Center has organized and held the annual Martin & Doris Rosen Summer Symposium “Remembering the Holocaust.” 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, and the Baltic states have attended the symposium.
The 2019 Symposium on "Education During and After the Holocaust" will take place on the ASU campus from July 20 until July 25. The registration is now open. The Center also offers a limited number of scholarships.
For the 2019 Symposium, the Center was eagerly awaiting the arrival of George Brady, a survivor of Terezin and Auschwitz, who immigrated to Canada after the war. He was looking forward to meeting this year's participants. Yet, he died at his home in Toronto early in January. Alav Ha-sholom.
In addition to educators, the symposium is also geared toward students and community members and is free and 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 CEUs.
The symposium includes:
lectures by internationally recognized speakers
Nazi Holocaust survivor testimony
day and evening presentations
four continuing education credits for teachers