For Arizona Educators, June 6-22, 2022
In the Footsteps of Survivors:
Study Tour of Holocaust Memorial Sites in Poland and Germany
Want to be part of a unique study tour to learn about the Holocaust? Apply for the 17-day program organized by the Martin-Springer Institute at Northern Arizona University.
Application deadline: November 12, 2021
In the Footsteps of Survivors takes 20 Arizona educators to Holocaust sites related to the memoirs of Holocaust survivors Doris Martin (Kiss Every Step) and Edward Gastfriend (My Father’s Testament). By connecting their lives to the locations we visit, this educational program offers an intimate portrait of the calamities that befell Jewish people in Nazi occupied Europe. We will see, listen, and explore each location through the eyes of two survivors, and reflect on the value and importance of integrating the Holocaust and its lessons into our school curricula. We will also meet and talk to European guides, curators, memory activists, and educators while visiting diverse sites.
· Subsidized, 17-day study tour for twenty Arizona educators
· Teacher training at select Holocaust sites in Poland and Germany
· Connecting survivor memoirs to actual locations and contemporary voices
· Depart June 6, 2022 from Phoenix to Krakow, return June 22 from Berlin
· Valued at $7,000 per person, the cost for each successful applicant is $1,000
This is a great opportunity to deepen and broaden your skills and expertise regarding the teaching about the Holocaust in our schools, especially after Arizona passed a rule this summer for teaching the Holocaust in public schools at middle and high school levels.
This program is supported by the Jewish Material Claims Conference, the Molly Blank Fund, the family of G Shanahan and Marc Dubowy, and the Martin-Springer Institute.