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Prof. Sam Kassow among top scholars to lecture at unique Holocaust education program

ELIZABETH, N.J. – Professor Samuel Kassow of Trinity College was among a select group of renowned Holocaust scholars to serve as lecturers at a unique Holocaust education program sponsored by the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JFR) held Jan. 19-21 in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

A select group of 19 educators and Holocaust center staff participated in the Foundation’s 2019 Advanced Seminar, an intensive three-day graduate-level program that explored a number topics addressing the history of the Holocaust. Participants hailed from seven states, including Alabama, Florida, New Jersey, Minnesota, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Delaware.

Already well versed in Holocaust history, participants had the opportunity to study more focused topics relating to the Holocaust through lectures from renowned Holocaust scholars. In addition to Kassow, these scholars included Christopher R. Browning of University of North Carolina, Joseph Benatov of University of Pennsylvania, Robert Jan van Pelt of University of Waterloo, Canada and leading British Holocaust education expert Paul Salmons.

The program was open to Alfred Lerner Fellows, educators who have already attended the JFR Summer Institute for Teachers which is held at Columbia University.

“By attending this intensive, graduate-level program, [these educators] have gained an even greater understanding of the history of the Holocaust, which will increase their effectiveness in the classroom and enable them to mentor other educators who teach the subject,” said JFR Executive Vice President Stanlee Stahl.

The Advanced Seminar is made possible by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.

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