Holocaust Symposium for
High School Students
Why is Holocaust education important?
- Demonstrates the dangers of antisemitism, discrimination, dehumanization and hatred
- Illustrates how institutions can be turned against a segment of society
- Increases our understanding about human possibilities in extreme and desperate situations
- Reinforces humanistic values that protect and preserve free and just societies
The Holocaust Symposium for High School Students is an extracurricular program for high school students consisting of:
- Six 60-90 minute in-person or virtual learning sessions
- Opportunities to meet Holocaust survivors
- One book read
- Two written reflections
- Optional visit to a Holocaust museum or memorial, pending funding
Students who attend all of the learning sessions, read the book and submit reflections will receive a Certificate of Completion.
There is no cost to participate in the symposium.
The Holocaust Symposium for High School Students is made possible with a $100,000 grant from the Cummings Foundation.
Syllabus – Sample Syllabus
Schools/organizations can select their own dates.
The Holocaust: What, When, Why, Where and How
The Power of Symbols & Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass
Six Stages of the Holocaust
Holocaust book discussion and meet a Holocaust survivor
The Holocaust Symposium for High School Students is funded by Lappin Foundation and includes a trained facilitator and materials. For information about offering the Holocaust Symposium for High School Students to your school or teen group, contact Deborah Coltin, Executive Director, at 978-740-4428 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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