2021 Symposium

2021 Symposium


Welcome to the website for the 19th Annual Martin and Doris Rosen Summer Symposium organized and hosted by Appalachian State University’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies. This year's symposium will focus on Children in the Holocaust. It will be 100 percent virtual and take place from July 18-23, 2021. 

Many programs of this symposium are free of charge and open to the public. Participation only requires a one-time registration. The symposium programs include "live" testimony from child survivors of the Holocaust and Rwandan genocide, a film screening of one of the first Holocaust films followed by a discussion with one of the (at the time) children it features, presentations by American, Israeli and European Holocaust scholars and more.


For a complete program schedule, please click here.

To register for these public events, click here


The symposium combines these public programs with workshops and pedagogical sessions designed for secondary-school teachers. If you are a scholarship recipient or a teacher who has registered with the Center, please click here (for access to our ASULearn-Global site that serves as the main platform for our discussions and resources). Please remember that you need a google account to access this platform. We have emailed you specific instructions for how to sign in upon your registration with the Center. If you have any questions or problems, please contact holocaust@appstate.edu or 828.262.2311.