“Behind Every Number: A History of the Holocaust through Stories” by Julie Weaver, Middle School History
This course will cover the history of the Holocaust, including the long saga of anti-Semitism, the rise of the Nazi Party, and the implementation of the Final Solution, with the goal of understanding the processes that led to the Holocaust and leading to reflection on our personal roles in society. We will use Holocaust literature as a guide to investigating true stories and learning about individual experiences within the context of the history of World War II and the Holocaust. Learners will make a personal connection with an individual involved in the Holocaust through stories and artifacts to impart a deeper understanding of the effects of various events occurring in Europe before and during World War II. The course will culminate in a visit with a Holocaust survivor and an optional trip to Auschwitz in Poland at the beginning of the summer of 2024. “Never forget. Never again.”
This course will meet from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. on Monday evenings for five nights (February 26, March 4, 11, 18, and TUESDAY 26). This course has a minimum enrollment requirement; if the course does not meet the minimum enrollment, participants will receive a refund. The cost for the course is $150.00 per participant ($120 for alumni).