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Summer Holocaust Symposium held June 25-29 in Boone

BOONE—A symposium designed to develop new educational opportunities for students, teachers and the community to better understand the Holocaust will be held June 25-29 at Appalachian State University.

The 6th annual Martin and Doris Rosen Summer Symposium “Remembering the Holocaust” is presented by Appalachian’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies.

The symposium provides information and insights about the victims, perpetrators and consequences of the Nazi Holocaust. It also raises basic questions about intolerance, indifference and human courage in a dangerous world, and provides resources and guidance for instructors teaching middle and high school grade levels and for concerned citizens.

Key presenters will include Dr. Miriam Klein Kassenoff from the University of Miami; Professor Michael Berenbaum, founding director of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum; Professor Stephen Feinstein, director of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Minnesota; Dr. Alan Berger, professor of Judaic Studies at Florida Atlantic University; and Dr. Yitschak Ben Gad, Consul General of Israel to Florida and Puerto Rico.

Symposium sessions are free and open to all interested teachers, students and the community.

Teachers who attend at least 40 hours during the week can earn four CEU credits.

Public school teachers are also eligible for a limited number of scholarships, which provide shared apartment housing on campus, breakfast and lunch, and educational materials for the week.

Scholarships are awarded on a first response basis; teachers actively teaching will be considered first.

The check-in date for those awarded scholarships is June 24 and includes an opening banquet at the Broyhill Inn and Conference Center.

These fill up quickly so please apply as soon as possible.

An application is available at

Return the application by fax to (828) 262-6159 or by mail to Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies, Box 32146, Boone, NC 28690.

Appalachian’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies was founded to strengthen tolerance, understanding and remembrance by increasing knowledge of Jewish culture and history, teaching the history and meaning of the Holocaust, and utilizing these experiences to explore peaceful avenues for preventing future genocides.