Friday, January 27, 2017

International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2016

On this International Holocaust Remembrance Day, I find myself reflecting on efforts the Hoboken Curriculum Committee and I put toward a full curriculum to help educate the children of the Hoboken Public Schools about the Holocaust (Link 1, Link 2, Link 3, Link 4, Link 5, Link 6, Link 7). This effort included coordination and communication with the NJ Commission on Holocaust Education. A wonderful group of committed educators dedicated to informing the children of the state about the Holocaust and the atrocities of genocide, prejudice, and bulling.

The core mission of the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education is to promote Holocaust education in the State of New Jersey. On a continual basis, the Commission shall survey the status of Holocaust/Genocide Education; design, encourage and promote the implementation of Holocaust and genocide education and awareness; provide programs in New Jersey; and coordinate designated events that will provide appropriate memorialization of the Holocaust on a regular basis throughout the state. The Commission will provide assistance and advice to the public and private schools and will meet with county and local school officials, and other interested public and private organizations, to assist with the study of the Holocaust and genocide.

For more information on the NJ Commission on Holocaust Education please: CLICK HERE  

Yad Vashem- The World Holocaust Remembrance Center


Anonymous said...

Never knew about this work--thank you for sharing. Can you make the units available?

Anonymous said...

Is your curriculum still being used in the school district? I was glad to see its on more than the Holocaust and includes genocide and bullying.i hope you consider allowing comments

Anonymous said...

We must never forget

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your committee's good work. There are many people who appreciate your efforts. Do you know if the district still uses these curricula?

CS4Ever said...

Good work but I fear in need of updating with the "alt-right" movement as explained in this NY Daily News article---

Holocaust education isn't some dusty historical subject. In fact, with the resurrection of the alt-right in America, the movement to ban Muslims from entering the country, the high incidence of hate crimes since the election of Donald Trump, and more, Holocaust education is more relevant today than every before.

Or, as Terezin concentration camp survivor Ela Weissberger says in my new documentary "Not the Last Butterfly, " Holocaust education is "a lesson for life."

Today, only eight states require some form of Holocaust education in their public school curricula. In the period around International Holocaust Remembrance Day (Jan. 27), we have a timely opportunity to shine a spotlight on the need to make it a mandatory part of public education in all 50 states.

Anonymous said...

Great work Dr. P!

Anonymous said...

President Donald Trump’s statement on Holocaust Memorial Day last week drew heavy fire from critics — including the Republican Jewish Coalition — because it failed to specifically mention the suffering of Jews under Nazi Germany.