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.

The 2017-2018 workshop schedule will be posted in September. (In 2016-2017, workshops were held in the counties of Cabarrus, Craven, Lenoir, Mecklenburg, New Hanover, Sampson, Surry, Transylvania, and Wake.)

Contact Audrey Krakovitz, Workshops Director, for more information.

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

  • 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.

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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.