Troy University to host workshop on teaching the complexities of the Holocaust

Posted: Friday, 09 October 2015

TROY - Local middle and high school teachers will learn how to more effectively teach the complex history of the Holocaust, and hear from a Holocaust survivor, during a workshop at Troy University on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Presented in partnership with the Birmingham Holocaust Education Center and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the workshop will provide teachers of grades 6-12 with resources and best practices for teaching their students about the Holocaust. The class will be facilitated by educators from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Also speaking at the workshop will be Ann Rosenheck, who survived the Auschwitz concentration camp and now works to bring awareness and education to the public about the Holocaust. In addition to the workshop, Rosenheck will deliver a public lecture at the Troy Campus on Thursday, Nov. 5.

The class will be held at the University's Troy Campus from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and is being offered free to all Alabama teachers. (A $25 registration fee will be refunded upon attendance.) Teachers who attend can earn six workshop credit hours, and schools can receive up to $80 a day to cover the costs of substitute teachers.

The registration deadline is Oct. 26. For more information, visit