Holocaust Education Program
Approaching the Holocaust is a struggle for many teachers. Finding a way to teach a tragedy of unprecedented magnitude and enduring significance is perplexing even to the most seasoned educator.
Funded in part by the generous support of the Frank and Shelly Weiner Holocaust Education Teacher Training Endowment of NCCAT, NCCAT's Holocaust Education Program has many facets. Since its inception, NCCAT has welcomed hundreds of North Carolina teachers into its intensive “Teaching the Holocaust” seminars held in Washington, D.C. These seminars provide opportunities for public school teachers to engage directly with survivors and with some of the most authoritative scholars in the field in the context of a carefully crafted learning community. Teachers grapple with ideas and concerns while building a strong network of like-minded colleagues.
NCCAT also now offers educators the annual opportunity to attend “The Gathering of Holocaust Educators.” The purpose is to sustain a high level of commitment and excellence in the classroom after their intensive introduction to Holocaust history and pedagogy. Teachers return to their classrooms filled with passion to convey the lessons they have learned and to ensure continued remembrance of the Holocaust.
Click here to make a donation to support NCCAT’s Holocaust Education Endowment Fund.
“Since the Holocaust...we see human atrocities taking place but feel helpless in preventing them. Yet, there is one thing that we can do—speak out against such crimes and teach our children about them and their cause. Only in this manner can we hope to stem the universal disregard of such human suffering.”
- Alfred Schnog, Holocaust Survivor
Teaching the Holocaust
“Teaching the Holocaust” was produced by Will & Deni Films of Winston-Salem. The film was directed by Deni McIntyre with cinematography by Will McIntyre. Will McIntyre is a board member of the NCCAT Development Foundation.