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Teacher Workshop: The Holocaust: An Integrated, Global, Intersectional Approach
Wednesday, November 8 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Alabama Holocaust Education Center
Facilitator: Doris Bergen
Funding for this workshop is provided by The Birmingham Jewish Foundation.
- Registration REQUIRED
- Open to all AL teachers
- Substitute reimbursement will be paid up to $100
- 4 Hours of PD credits available on PowerSchool
- Certificate of Completion provided
- Breakfast provided
- Limited to 25 teachers
In our rapidly-changing world, the study of the Holocaust remains a dynamic field of research and education.
Facilitated by Dr. Doris Bergen, author of War and Genocide, this workshop explores the evolving landscape of Holocaust studies and fosters conversations on mindful teaching approaches.
Join educators from across the state as we learn how we can embrace integrated histories, support the perspectives of marginalized voices, and responsibly connect the Holocaust to global contexts and other genocides.
ABOUT Doris Bergen
Doris L. Bergen is the Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Professor of Holocaust Studies. Her research focuses on issues of religion, gender, and ethnicity in the Holocaust and World War II and comparatively in other cases of extreme violence. Her books include Twisted Cross: The German Christian Movement in the Third Reich (1996); War and Genocide: A Concise History of the Holocaust (2003); The Sword of the Lord: Military Chaplains from the First to the Twenty-First Centuries (edited, 2004); and Lessons and Legacies VIII (edited, 2008).
Prof. Bergen has held grants and fellowships from the SSHRC, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the German Marshall Fund of the United States, the DAAD, and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and she has taught at the Universities of Warsaw, Pristina, Tuzla, Notre Dame, and Vermont. Her current projects include a book on Germany military chaplains in the Nazi era and a study of definitions of Germanness as revealed in the Volksdeutschen/ethnic Germans of Eastern Europe during World War II and the Holocaust. Bergen is a member of the Academic Advisory Committee of the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington , D.C.
ABOUT War & Genocide: A Concise History of the Holocaust
In examining one of the defining events of the twentieth century, Doris L. Bergen situates the Holocaust in its historical, political, social, cultural, and military contexts. Unlike many other treatments of the Holocaust, this revised, second edition discusses not only the persecution of the Jews, but also other segments of society victimized by the Nazis: Gypsies, homosexuals, Poles, Soviet POWs, the handicapped, and other groups deemed undesirable. With clear and eloquent prose, Bergen explores the two interconnected goals that drove the Nazi German program of conquest and genocide―purification of the so-called Aryan race and expansion of its living space―and discusses how these goals affected the course of World War II. Including firsthand accounts from perpetrators, victims, and eyewitnesses, the book is immediate, human, and eminently readable.
PS Section #: 488173
Course Title: UABRIC-The Holocaust: An Integrated, Global, Intersectional Approach
Parking is available in the deck behind Temple Emanu-El. Access is from the alley off Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. South (21st Street South).
Please park on level 2 or above.