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New! Approved Training Centers to Offer Professional Development

The Echoes and Reflections program is growing and will begin to offer an increasing number of programs to educators across the U.S. in 2013.  One way the program is expanding is through a cooperative program with Holocaust museums and centers. After two successful seminars in 2011 and 2012, education directors from 16 states, representing 20 Holocaust museums and centers have been given the tools to facilitate Echoes and Reflections professional development programs in their own communities.  Holocaust museums and centers that are part of this exciting new initiative are designated Echoes and Reflections Approved Training Centers.


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Participants completed an extensive train-the-trainer program, where they explored the interdisciplinary components of Echoes and Reflections, examined the value of video testimony when teaching about the Holocaust, and created agendas for future programming at their centers.

As a result, you can now expect to see additional Echoes and Reflections professional development programs scheduled around the country.

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“I am so excited to be able to bring Echoes and Reflections to the Pacific Northwest. As a smaller Center, we are ecstatic to have had the professional development opportunity to work with such amazing partners. I look forward to serving not just the entire state of Oregon, but Idaho and Washington.” 

-Sonia Marie Leikam, Executive Director, Oregon Holocaust Resource Center

The list of Echoes and Reflections Approved Training Centers can be found here

The New England Holocaust Memorial
www.nehm.org

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
www.ushmm.org

Clark University - Strassler Family Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
www.clarku.edu/departments/holocaust

The University of Vermont - The Center for Holocaust Studies
www.uvm.edu/~uvmchs

Holocaust Museum in Israel
The Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority
www.yadvashem.org

Facing History and Ourselves
Helping classrooms and communities worldwide link the past to moral choices today
www.facinghistory.org

America and the Holocaust
A PBS special on the complex social and political factors that shaped America's response to the Holocaust from "Kristallnacht" in 1938 through the liberation of the death camps in 1945.
www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/holocaust/

A Teachers Guide to the Holocaust
fcit.usf.edu/holocaust/resource/website.htm

Holocaust Teacher Resource Center
www.holocaust-trc.org/links.htm

Jewish Voice & Herald
www.JVHRI.org

Anti Defamation League
To stop the defamation of the Jewish people . . . To secure justice and fair treatment to all.
www.adl.org

Shoah Foundation
To overcome prejudice, intolerance, and bigotry - and the suffering they cause - through the educational use of the Intitute's visual history. testimonies
college.usc.edu/vhi

Simon Wiesenthal Center
An international Jewish human rights organization dedicated to repairing the world one step at a time.
www.wiesenthal.com

Holocaust: A Call to Conscience - The Aladdin Project
www.projetaladin.org

Oral History Project
www.centropa.org

Yale Avalon Project - Digital documents
avalon.law.yale.edu

Jewish Partisans Educational Foundation (Resistance)
www.jewishpartisans.org

German Propaganda Archives
www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa

Holocaust Memorials and Monuments
www.memorial-museums.net

Echoes and Reflections
www.echoesandreflections.org

Resources Available to Students/Teachers/Community
  • Use of our library
  • DVD and VHS movies/documentaries
  • Survivor testimonies on DVD/VHS
  • Teaching guides
  • Help for anyone working on a Holocaust project