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Museums Offer Teacher Workshop Series on the Holocaust

General Museum News

October 9, 2012

The Springfield Museums at the Quadrangle will host the workshop series “Teaching the Holocaust” beginning on the Monday, October 22, from 4-6 pm at the Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History.

Educators will examine Springfield’s connection to the Holocaust and how its legacy continues to affect us today, both inside and outside the classroom. The series is funded by United Bank and Hampden Bank.

Oct. 22 - Never Forget: An Afternoon with Springfield’s Holocaust Survivors; 4-6 pm. Also open to the public.

Oct. 29 - Understanding the Holocaust: Local Perspectives; 4-6 pm. Special guest Darrell English, founder of the New England Holocaust Institute.

Nov. 5 - Echoes and Reflections: Holocaust Education for the 21st-century Classroom; 4-7 pm. Presented by the Anti-Defamation League, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education and Yad Vashem. Limited to 35 participants.

Massachusetts teachers may also earn PDPs and the opportunity to bring the Springfield Museums’ “Us & Them: Discrimination during the Holocaust and Today” outreach program to their classroom free of charge, thanks to the generous sponsorship of the The Harold Grinspoon Foundation and St. Germain Investments.

Sessions are $10 each, or $25 for the full series. Reservations required; please call 413.263.6800, ext. 322, email schooltours@springfieldmuseums.org, or go to springfieldmuseums.org.

Free onsite parking is available.

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