Spring 2021 Webinars

Spring 2021 Webinar Schedule

January 28, 2021

A Conversation with Susan Abrams Bach, Second Generation Survivor
4:00-5:00 PM

Susan Abrams Bach is a Second Generation survivor whose parents survived the Holocaust.  They were born in Poland, and in their late teens, were in forced labor in the Novogrudok Ghetto.  Each one escaped from the ghetto. Josef Abramowicz, her father, joined the Bielski Partisans, and her mother, Ester Abramowicz, was hidden by a Righteous Gentile until she too joined the Bielski Partisans toward the end of the war.  Her parents’ stories are about unimaginable struggles, loss, and survival.  These stories are the focus of the presentation.

After the war, her parents spent five years in a Displaced Persons camp in Cremona, Italy, where Susan was born.  The family immigrated to America in 1949 and lived in New York City. 

Susan will also present a follow-up webinar related to her family’s immigration to the United States. This program is tentatively scheduled for February 2021.


February 11, 2021

Echoes and Reflections: Empowering Students
4:00-5:00 PM

This professional development session will give you the tools to teach and initiate important discussions about the complex lessons of the Holocaust. In exploring classroom-tested strategies that can be implemented in your classroom, you will leave with increased confidence and effective materials to tackle the tough questions your students have about this subject. The why. The how.


February 24, 2021

A Conversation with Survivor Dr. Zev Harel
4:00-5:00 PM

Learn about Dr. Zev Harel’s story of survival in the Holocaust, from Auschwitz to Ebensee, and the lessons he wants to impart to youth and adult alike. Participate in a question and answer session and discover lessons and other resources the NC Council on the Holocaust has to help you teach about experiences like Dr. Harel’s.


February 25, 2021

A Conversation with Susan Abrams Bach, Second Generation Survivor Part II
4:00-5:00 PM

Susan Abrams Bach is a Second Generation survivor whose parents survived the Holocaust.  They were born in Poland, and in their late teens, were in forced labor in the Novogrudok Ghetto.  Each one escaped from the ghetto. Josef Abramowicz, her father, joined the Bielski Partisans, and her mother, Ester Abramowicz, was hidden by a Righteous Gentile until she too joined the Bielski Partisans toward the end of the war.  Her parents’ stories are about unimaginable struggles, loss, and survival.  After the war, her parents spent five years in a Displaced Persons camp in Cremona, Italy, where Susan was born.  The family immigrated to America in 1949 and lived in New York City. This part of the story is the focus of this presentation.

March 4, 2021

Americans and the Holocaust
4:00-5:00 PM

Meet USHMM historian Dr. Rebecca Erbeding and learn about the new exhibit at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: Americans and the Holocaust. Learn about the American response to the Holocaust and the Refugee board before exploring resources you can use to teach about this topic in your classroom.


March 8, 2021

A Conversation with Ann Arnold and her father, Holocaust survivor Mark Schonwetter

Join us as we host Mark and his daughter, Ann, and learn about Mark’s story. Born in Brzostek, Poland, Mark and his family were forced into a ghetto after his father was arrested by the Gestapo. He and his mother and sister managed to escape and hide in the Polish countryside for three years.

March 11, 2021

A Conversation with Holocaust survivor Ben Lesser from the Zachor Holocaust Remembrance Foundation
4:00-5:00 PM

Ben Lesser, born in Poland, survived four concentration camps, including Auschwitz, Durnhau, Buchenwald, and Dachau. He also founded the Zachor Holocaust Remembrance Foundation, which provides curriculum to schools in Georgia and has its own website presence with free lesson plans and resources at http://zachorlearn.org. Join us in this webinar to hear his story and how you can use the Zachor lesson plans and resources in your classroom.

March 16, 2021

Using Return to Rivne in the Classroom
4:00-5:30 PM

In this webinar, teachers will be sharing lesson plans for how they use the Centropa film Return to Rivne in the classroom. Shelly Weiner, one of the survivors featured in the film, will join us to see how the film is used and join the discussion. The video is embedded below for participants to watch before joining the program.

March 18, 2021

Echoes and Reflections: Choices and Complicity
4:00-5:30 PM

This professional development session will give you the tools to teach and initiate important discussions about the complex lessons of the Holocaust. In exploring classroom-tested strategies that can be implemented in your classroom, you will leave with increased confidence and effective materials to tackle the tough questions your students have about this subject. The why. The how.

April 1, 2021

Echoes and Reflections: Connecting the Past with Today
4:00-5:30 PM

This professional development session will give you the tools to teach and initiate important discussions about the complex lessons of the Holocaust. In exploring classroom-tested strategies that can be implemented in your classroom, you will leave with increased confidence and effective materials to tackle the tough questions your students have about this subject. The why. The how.

April 15, 2021

A Conversation with Steve Goldberg about Abe Piasek
4:00-5:00 PM

Hear from Steve Goldberg about his Holocaust survivor friend Abe Piasek and his extraordinary story of survival. Steve will share video clips of Abe, as well as tell his story and inspire us all with the lessons learned from Abe. Join us to honor the memory of Abe and his important story.

April 22, 2021

BINAH: Building Insights to Navigating Antisemitism and Hate
4:00-5:30 PM

This professional development session will share how teachers can integrate a digital education course into Social Studies, ELA, or SEL curriculum on the impact of antisemitic attacks on American society, the diversity of modern Jewish life, and how to be a strong ally.

April 29, 2021

Echoes and Reflections: Analyzing Propaganda
4:00-5:30 PM

This professional development session will give you the tools to teach and initiate important discussions about the complex lessons of the Holocaust. In exploring classroom-tested strategies that can be implemented in your classroom, you will leave with increased confidence and effective materials to tackle the tough questions your students have about this subject. The why. The how.

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