At Great Risk: Rescue During Times of Injustice

February 24, 2022
Rescue During Times of Injustice

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At Great Risk: Rescue During Times of Injustice

This interactive workshop will be facilitated by staff from The Azrieli Foundation and Facing History and Ourselves.

Rescuers during the Holocaust were a tiny minority within a larger population of bystanders and perpetrators, and yet, Holocaust survivor and filmmaker Pierre Sauvage, argues,“If we do not learn how it is possible to act under even the most trying of circumstances, we will increasingly doubt our ability to act under even less trying ones."

In this online workshop, we will model an approach and interactive teaching strategies that can be used to engage students in wrestling with the complex and often profound decision(s) to rescue during the Holocaust. Participants will consider leading scholarship on rescue and delve into the Azrieli Foundation Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program’s new At Great Risk resource. This resource for educators and students is designed to help students learn about the Holocaust by studying its historical context, deeply engage with survivor memoirs and apply their learning in a meaningful way.

In this session teachers will:

  • Participate in interactive and in-depth learning through engagement in scholar voices, Holocaust survivor memoirs, and discussions with educators
  • Gain access to resources and teaching strategies for engaging students more deeply in a study of the Holocaust
  • Access 4 new lesson plans and multimedia resources
  • Take part in learning that models ways to use technology for engaging and interactive teaching that can be adapted for in person classrooms

This workshop is intended for middle and high school educators (grade 8-12). This workshop will be held via Zoom. Details for joining the Zoom meeting will be shared by email prior to the event. The workshop will not be recorded.

Please note registration information will be shared with our Event Partner The Azrieli Foundation.

Please indicate your accessibility needs when you register by emailing Erez Zobary, prior to 4th February.

Online via Zoom
February 24, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

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