Seven to nine workshops are held throughout the school year at sites across the state. Over 11,000 teachers and administrators have attended Council workshops since 1989.

Each workshop focuses on one of five topics: History of the Holocaust, Anti-Semitism, Resistance, Propaganda, and Education in the Third Reich. All workshops (except Propaganda) are presented in collaboration with Echoes and Reflections, a national program providing an online Holocaust curriculum with resources. See the Holocaust Workshops page to learn more about each workshop.

The 2018-2019 workshop schedule will be posted in the early fall. In 2017-2018 nine workshops were held in the counties of Alamance, Harnett, Iredell, Northampton, Onslow, Tyrrell, Watauga, Wayne, and Yancey.

For more information, contact workshop co-directors Karen Klaich (eastern NC) or Juanita Ray (western NC).

Interested in hosting a Holocaust workshop for teachers in your district? Visit our FAQs page (pdf, 411kb).

The one-day workshops:

  • Are offered across the state at no charge and are open to all North Carolina middle and high school teachers and administrators. Substitute pay is provided for public school teachers.

  • Feature one of several Holocaust survivors who are North Carolina residents, including camp survivors Zev Harel (Greensboro), Abe Piasek (Raleigh), Alfred Schnog (Wilmington) and Walter Ziffer (Weaverville); and ghetto survivor Suly Chenkin (Charlotte). View videos of workshop speakers on the Council's Vimeo site.

  • Feature one of the following topics: History of the Holocaust, History of Anti-Semitism, Resistance, Propaganda, and Education in the Third Reich. Each workshop will include a historical overview of the Holocaust in context of the topic.

  • Provide a best practices session with Karen Klaich or Juanita Ray, North Carolina educators and Teaching Fellows of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

  • Provide participants with selections from the resource guide The Holocaust: A North Carolina Teacher's Resource (see Teacher’s Guide) and a certificate of attendance for renewal credit (.06 hours).

  • Are especially useful for social studies teachers of U.S. history and world civilizations, and for language arts teachers who use Holocaust works such as The Diary of Anne Frank, Number the Stars, and Elie Wiesel's Night.

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See Speakers and Survivors for referrals to survivors who will speak to students and other groups.


Photo: Holocaust workshop in Greenville, March 2016.