College of Saint Elizabeth Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education

Holocaust Education Resource CenterThe College of Saint Elizabeth Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education provides a variety of programs, resources, and educational opportunities for study of the Holocaust. It aims to encourage remembrance of the Holocaust and to promote respect for diversity. By providing an opportunity for serious Jewish-Christian Theological dialogue, it is opening doors through which many are experiencing mutual respect and understanding. It is co-directed by Sr. Kathleen Flanagan and Harriet Sepinwall.

The College began its first Kristallnacht commemorations in 1990 and established the Holocaust Education Resource Center in 1994. It was in 1994 that we also began collaborative work with the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education for teacher training.

Center Offerings:

  • Annual Kristallnacht commemorations.
  • Workshops for public and private school teachers in conjunction with the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education.
  • In service workshops for public and Catholic school teachers.
  • Programs for secondary, public and Catholic school students. For example, presentations at state, national and international gatherings of teachers, religious groups, holocaust survivors and civic groups.
  • Memberships in the international Association of Holocaust Organizations (AHO); Association of New Jersey Holocaust Organizations (ANJHO); American Catholic Theological Society (ACTS) - Subcommittee on Jewish-Christian Relations; and the Council of Centers on Jewish-Christian Relations (CCJR).
  • Trips to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, the Museum of Jewish Heritage/A Living Memorial to the Holocaust and the Ellis Island Immigration Museum.
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