2020 Schedule

2020 Symposium Schedule


All sessions will be held in the Grandfather Ballroom at Plemmons Student Union (PSU) on the ASU campus, Boone, unless otherwise noted.

With the exception of the workshops for the teacher-participants and the by-invitation-only events (clearly marked in the program), all of the events are open to the public.

Saturday, July 25

2:00 – 4:00 Teacher Registration [Summit Hall, ASU campus]

6:00 – 7:30 Dinner (Reserved tables, Cafeteria, ASU campus) [for teacher-participants only]

7:30 – 8:00 Introduction: Children In the Holocaust, Dr. Thomas Pegelow Kaplan (Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies, ASU, Boone)

8:00-9:30 Keynote: Children During the Holocaust: Debates, Sources, Findings Dr. EvaFogelman (Florida)

Sunday, July 26

10:00 – 11:30 Children in Judaism, Rabbi Stephen Roberts (New York)

11:30 – 1:00 Lunch with local Jewish Community

2:00 – 3:30 Anti-Judaism and Anti-Semitism in European History, Culture, and Childhood Dr. Thomas Pegelow Kaplan

3:00 – 3:45 Coffee Break

3:45 – 5:30 Workshop I: Introductions, Group Formation, Philosophy, Facilitators: Dr. Elizabeth Bellows (Reich College of Education, ASU, Boone), Dr. Thomas Pegelow Kaplan [for teacher-participants only]

7:00 – 9:00 By Invitation Only: Symposium Banquet, Location TBD, ASU, Boone

Monday, July 27

8:00 – 8:15 Opening Session/Agenda Overview/Questions, Dr. Pegelow Kaplan

8:15 – 9:45 The Rise of Nazism in Central Europe and the Role of Youth, Dr. Rennie Brantz (ASU, Boone)

9:45-10:00 Coffee Break

10:00-11:45 Children in the Nazi State and Party Organizations, Christina E. Chavarria (Levine Institute for Holocaust Education, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.) [to be confirmed]

12:00 – 1:15 Lunch [for teacher-participants only]

1:15 – 2:45 Testimony: A Conversation with a Hitler Youth Member, Dr. Thomas Pegelow Kaplan and Ilse Bormann (Germany) [to be confirmed]

2:45-3:00 Coffee Break

3:00 – 5:00 Teacher Workshop II: Approaches to Teaching Film (on children in the Holocaust); Prof. Michael Berenbaum (American Jewish U, Los Angeles) [for teacher-participants only]

5:30- 7:00 Dinner (Cafeteria, ASU campus) [for teacher-participants only]

7:00 – 9:00 Keynote: Gentile Children and in the Holocaust: Supporters, Perpetrators, Evaders, Prof. Michael Berenbaum (American Jewish U, Los Angeles)

Tuesday, July 28

8:00 – 8:15 Opening Session and Questions, Dr. Pegelow Kaplan, Reflection with teacher-participant

8:15 – 9:45 Studying the Holocaust, Liz Elsby (Yad Vashem/Echoes and Reflections, Jerusalem) [to be confirmed]

9:45 – 10:00 Coffee Break

10:00 – 11:30 Jewish Children in Nazi-Established Ghettos and Concentration Camps, Liz Elsby, Yad Vashem/Echoes and Reflections [to be confirmed]

11:30 – 1:00 Lunch [for teacher-participants only]

1:00 – 2:45 Teacher Workshop III: Anne Frank, Young Diarists, and the Teaching of the Holocaust, Talli Dippold (Queens U, Charlotte) [to be confirmed] [for teacher-participants only]

2:45 – 3:00 Break

3:00 – 5:00 Teacher Workshop IV: Taking Stock, Working on Lesson Ideas and Plans, Facilitators: Elizabeth Bellows (Reich College of Education, ASU, Boone), Dr. Thomas Pegelow Kaplan [for teacher-participants only]

5:00- 7:00 Dinner (Cafeteria, ASU campus) [for teacher-participants only]

7:00 – 9:00 The Holocaust and Children in Film: Screening of Natan Gross' and Shaul Goskind's Undzere Kinder (1948) and Discussion with Prof. Gaby Finder (UVA, Charlottesville)

Wednesday, July 29

7:45 – 8:00 Opening Session and Questions, Dr. Pegelow Kaplan, Reflection with teacher-participant

8:00 - 9:30 Teacher Workshop V: Studying Children in the Holocaust Through Literature, Miriam Klein Kassenoff (Florida)

9:30 – 9:45 Coffee Break

9:45 – 11:30 Are They Too Young? Genocide Education and Young Learners, Dr. Elizabeth Bellows (Reich College of Education, ASU)

11:30 – 12:00 Break

12:00 – 1:00 Children in the Holocaust: A Child Survivor's Account, Dr. Miriam Klein Kassenoff (Florida) [also Lunch & Learn Series, APPSummer Festival]

1:00-1:30 Break

1:30 – 3:00 Teaching the Holocaust in Central and Eastern Europe in the Twenty-First Century, discussion with European teacher-participants

3:00 – 3:15 Coffee Break

3:15 – 4:30 Teaching the Holocaust in Central and Eastern Europe in the Twenty-First Century, discussion with European teacher-participants [Part II]

5:00- 7:00 Dinner (Cafeteria, ASU campus) [for teacher-participants only]

7:00 – 9:00 Survivor Testimony: Prof. Gaby Finder (UVA, Charlottesville) in Conversation with his Father Herbert, Teenage Survivor of Seven Nazi Concentration Camps [to be confirmed]

Thursday, July 30

8:30 – 8:45 Opening Session/Questions, Dr. Pegelow Kaplan; Reflection with teacher-participant

8:45 – 10:15 Children in the Rwandan Genocide, Dr. Vachel Miller (Reich College of Education, ASU) [to be confirmed]

10:15 – 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 – 12:30 Holocaust Child Survivors: Witnessing, Conveying Lessons, Securing the Future of Holocaust Testimony, Panel Discussion with survivors Dr. Zohara Boyd (Wilkesboro) [to be confirmed], Anny Lerman (Florida) [to be confirmed], Dr. Miriam Klein Kassenoff (Florida); moderated by Prof. Chris Patti (ASU, Boone)

12:30 – 1:45 Lunch [for teacher-participants only]

1:45 – 3:30 Teacher Workshop VI: Participants' Presentations for Excellence in Holocaust
Education

3:30 – 4:00 Closing Circle and Graduation