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Teachers Workshop to Focus on Using Film to Teach about the Holocaust and Genocide

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Heather Lutz, teacher at Pascack Hill High School, will present "Reading in the Dark": Multimodal Literacy in Teaching about the Holocaust and Genocide.

MAHWAH, N.J. – In cooperation with and the support of the New Jersey State Commission on Holocaust Education, the Gross Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies is holding a teachers workshop about “Film in Teaching about the Holocaust and Genocide” on Tuesday, May 15 (9 a.m.-3 p.m.). It will be held in the Trustees Pavilion.

The event is free of charge and an approved Workshop for Certification renewal (5 Hours). Breakfast and lunch will be served. Those wishing to register may do so online at

Films are one of the most powerful ways to convey to young people an understanding of the experiences of those who suffered under the Holocaust and other genocides. They have the potential of eliciting reflection and discussion on issues that otherwise might not be vocalized. Raising such issues can very well lead to a deeper understanding about the genesis of genocide and aid in their prevention.

Professor Jeffrey Shandler of Rutgers University will deliver the keynote lecture, Film in Teaching about the Holocaust and Genocide. Heather Lutz of Pascack Hills High School in her presentation, “Reading in the Dark”: Multimodal Literacy in Teaching about the Holocaust and Genocide, will provide hands-on guidance to workshop attendees on how best to apply the use of film in the classroom.

The workshop will conclude with Ms. Bella Miller, who will relate her experiences during the Holocaust.

For information or to request disability-related accommodations for this event, please contact or call 201-684-7409.


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