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The International School for Holocaust Studies

Eighth International Conference on Holocaust Education, June 18-21, 2012

Call for Papers

Those participants that intend to submit an abstract for an educational workshop MUST pay the registration fee of $50 US with the submission of their proposal. Without this payment, their proposal will not be considered.
English is the language of the conference.

Call for Papers for Educational Workshops

The conference committee invites you to submit an abstract for an activity for the workshops. This abstract must include a clear educational rationale. These activities may include, but are not limited to, curricular units, videos, multimedia presentations, exhibits, theatre, music, and art, pieces suitable for students at all levels of formal and informal education.
Each workshop will be ninety minutes in length. There will be TWO educational activities presented in each workshop, allowing each presenter forty-five minutes for their activity.

Recommendations for Workshop Topics:

  • Pre-War Jewish life (1919-1939)
  • Antisemitism
  • Nazi Ideology and the Jews
  • Nazi Germany and the Jews– 1933-1939
  • Ghettos/Jewish Leadership in the Holocaust
  • Jewish Youth Movements and the Holocaust
  • Spiritual and Armed Resistance in the Ghettos and Forests
  • The Final Solution/ Camps
  • Vatican and the Jews
  • Allies and the Holocaust
  • Righteous Among the nations/ Jews saving Jews
  • Trials of War Criminals- Nuremberg/Eichmann
  • Survivors/Testimony
  • Holocaust Literature in the ghettos and camps
  • Nazi Medicine/ Jewish Medicine during the Holocaust
  • Religious Jews and the Holocaust
  • Art and the Holocaust
  • Music and the Holocaust
  • Women and the Holocaust
  • Children and the Holocaust
  • Faith and Philosophical Issues during the Holocaust

Structure of the Abstract
  1. Abstract Title

    The topic of the abstract MUST reflect one of the topics mentioned above. Without this connection the abstract will be rejected.
    While the activity may open the door to other issues of contemporary interest, this is a Holocaust education workshop and activities must focus on the core issues of the Holocaust and its relevancy in today’s society. Submissions are encouraged from all the above topics and disciplines.

    Questions to consider:

    1. Is this an activity about one or more Holocaust issues or topics?
    2. Is this activity interdisciplinary?
    3. Does it focus on the Holocaust as the paradigmatic issue even if it invites a dialogue or exchange of ideas relating to other historical events or classroom issues
    4. Does the activity include tools and methods that other educators can take to their own work?
  2. Name of Presenter/s
    Please type your first name, last name, place of work and country.
  3. Body of the Abstract
    This must consist of 4 parts:
    (10%) Part 1
    • a short description of the class in which you teach this program and the ages of your students.
    • Is this a private/public/ parochial / school?

    (10%) Part 2
    • The rationale/educational objective of this workshop?
    • Why are you doing what you are doing?
    • Why did you choose these specific materials?
    • What types of teaching methods do you intend to employ?

    (60%) Part 3
    • The teaching materials of your workshop
    • a short explanation on the materials/curriculum that you used
    • this part should comprise 60% of your abstract

    (20%) Part 4
    • Results/conclusions/reflections
    • Were you successful in reaching your goals?
    • How did your students react?
    • What was the outcome?
    • What can you suggest to your colleagues who may want to use these materials?

Please bear in mind that this is NOT an academic conference – presenters will NOT present a paper.
We expect each participant to present an educational workshop, highlighting pedagogical tools and techniques.

Please submit an abstract of your activity according to the following parameters:

  • English
  • Double-spaced
  • Times New Roman
  • Font size 12
  • Not exceed 600 words
  • Please include a short c.v. with your abstract.
  • Your abstract will be accepted in a digitized form only
  • All abstracts must be received no later than January 31, 2012.
  • Your notification of acceptance will be sent via email by March 31, 2012.
  • Your complete educational activity must be digitized so that it can be edited and formatted for distribution to participants at the conference.
  • It must be received here no later than April 30, 2012

Digitized abstracts and inquiries should be addressed to: or

This conference is supported through the generosity of:
With the generous support of: The Asper Foundation             With the generous support of: The Adelson Family Foundation             With the generous support of: The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany
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