Seven to nine workshops are held throughout the school year at sites across the state. Over 10,000 teachers and administrators have attended Council workshops since 1989.

Contact: Audrey Krakovitz, Director of Teacher Workshops

FALL 2016

  • RALEIGH, Wake County: Wed., October 26, 2016

  • SALEMBURG, Sampson County: Wed., November 2, 2016

  • PILOT MOUNTAIN, Surry County: Tues., November 15, 2016

  • CONCORD, Cabarrus County: Tues., December 6, 2016


  • Wilmington, New Hanover County, Thurs., February 2, 2017

  • New Bern, Craven County, Wed., February 15, 2017
    Featuring Echoes and Reflections

  • Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, Thurs., March 9, 2017

  • Kinston, Lenoir County, Tues., March 14, 2017
    Featuring Echoes and Reflections

  • Brevard, Transylvania County, Thurs., March 23, 2017
    Register online.


View this WITN-Greenville segment on the New Bern workshop (Feb. 2017) and this Sampson Independent article on the Salemburg workshop (Nov. 2016).

Contact Audrey Krakovitz, Director of Teacher Workshops, for more information.

(In the 2015-16 school year, workshops were held in Asheville, Chapel Hill, Cullowhee, Greenville, Rocky Mount, and Winston-Salem.)

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 from Greensboro, Suly Chenkin from Charlotte, Walter Ziffer from Weaverville, and Morris Glass and Abe Piasek from Raleigh.

  • Present a historical overview by a Holocaust scholar in North Carolina, including Dr. Jonathan Cox (UNC-Charlotte), Dr. Jarrod Tanny (UNC-Wilmington), Dr. Eric Roubinek (UNC-Asheville), Dr. Michael Bassman (East Carolina University, emeritus), and Dr. Rennie Brantz (Appalachian State University, emeritus).

  • Provide a best practices session with Karen Klaich, a retired North Carolina educator and a Teaching Fellow of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

  • Provide to all participants selections from the resource guide The Holocaust: A North Carolina Teacher's Resource (full guide available online), a collection of other Holocaust teaching materials, and a certificate of attendance for renewal credit.

  • 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.

View videos of workshop speakers on the Council's Vimeo site.

View these news reports on Holocaust survivors' presentations to North Carolina students:

Photo: Holocaust workshop in Greenville, March 2016.