Historical and Contemporary Antisemitism

This workshop provides an opportunity for teachers to learn about the origins of historical antisemitism, including learning about prewar Jewish life in Germany and antisemitism in Nazi ideology and its similarities and differences from pre-Nazi antisemitism.  This workshop will also examine propaganda methods that were used to exploit antisemitic attitudes among the German people and to create an atmosphere of terror. Teacher participants will also examine modern-day examples of antisemitism, and Best Practices will include lessons that teachers can use with their students to bring this history into focus.

To register for the Historical and Contemporary Antisemitism workshop, click here.

Before you come to this workshop:

  • Consider taking the Canvas course to build your background knowledge and earn an additional .4 digital literacy renewal credits. More information coming soon!
  • Make sure you have seen both The Path to Nazi Genocide and Guidelines for Teaching the Holocaust videos on our Before you attend page.
  • Please make sure you have also watched the USHMM European Antisemitism video before you attend (see below).
  • If you would like hard copies of the handouts we will use in the workshop, print the materials below before you come.

Download and print these materials to bring to the workshop if you would like hard copies:

USHMM Guidelines for Teaching the Holocaust
USHMM Rationale Statement
Lesson: History of Antisemitism and the Holocaust

Agenda for Historical and Contemporary Antisemitism

Below, you will see the agenda for this workshop, which also has all of the presentations and files embedded in it for your use. Please note that we may make adjustments to the schedule and topics, but we will let you know what those adjustments are when you are with us at the workshop.

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