he United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is America’s national institution for the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history, and serves as this country’s memorial to the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust.
The Museum’s primary mission is to advance and disseminate knowledge about (the Holocaust’s) unprecedented tragedy; to preserve the memory of those who suffered; and to encourage its visitors to reflect upon the moral and spiritual questions raised by the events of the Holocaust as well as their own responsibilities as citizens of a democracy.
The Belfer National Conference
presents Holocaust education for English Language Arts and Social Studies/History teachers from grade 6 through CEGEP.
The goal of the three-day Conference is to give educators the tools for teaching about the Holocaust in their classrooms. Teachers will be introduced to information and teaching strategies using
- Museum resources
- Videos, film
- Self-guided tour of the permanent exhibition
- Survivor testimony
At the conference, Museum educators and scholars share rationales, strategies, and approaches for teaching about the Holocaust. Participants have the opportunity to tour the Museum’s Permanent Exhibition, as well as the special exhibitions Remember the Children: Daniel’s Story and Some Were Neighbours: Collaboration & Complicity in the Holocaust, and to explore the Museum’s full range of resources. Those who complete the conference receive a set of educational materials from the Museum.
The Riva and Thomas O. Hecht Scholarship Program, Teaching of the Holocaust for Educators, funds
- Return airfare to Washington
- and hotel accommodation for the duration of the Conference.