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.

FALL 2018

Workshops were held in Cabarrus, Catawba, Orange, Mecklenburg, and Pitt counties.


  • March 15, 2019 (Fr): Cary/Wake County. Education under the Third Reich.
    Online registration

  • March 18, 2019 (Mon): Wilkesboro/Wilkes County. Anti-Semitism.
    Online registration

  • April 9, 2019 (Tu): Marion/McDowell County. Propaganda in the Third Reich.
    Online registration

  • April 18, 2019 (Th): Fayetteville/Cumberland County. History of the Holocaust and the NC Connection.
    Online registration

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).

Announcing the Third Annual Teacher Trip to Washington, DC, and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, June 26-29, 2019. The trip is open to North Carolina middle and high school teachers, and is sponsored by the North Carolina Council on the Holocaust, the Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice, and the North Carolina Holocaust Foundation.

See coverage of survivor Alfred Schnog's presentation to teachers at the Council workshop Nov. 8 in Winterville, NC.

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.

Media Coverage

Holocaust Council workshops

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


Photo: Holocaust workshop in Greenville, March 2016.