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Expert to Address Issues Affecting Holocaust Education

Contact: Patrick Verel
(212) 636-7790

Simone Schweber, Ph.D., the Goodman Professor of Education and Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will speak at Fordham’s Westchester campus at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 31.

In “Controversies and Consistencies in Holocaust Education: A Review of Research on Teaching,” Schweber will discuss three key debates in approaches to Holocaust education, examining them against the backdrop of how the subject is actually taught.

It’s a subject in which she is well versed, having authored Making Sense of the Holocaust: Lessons from Classroom Practice (Teachers College Press, 2004). By looking at Holocaust education in very institutional contexts and age groups, she will illuminate consistencies across classrooms.

The lecture is co-sponsored by the Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center and Fordham’s Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education. For more information, call (914) 696-0738 or

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 14,700 students in its four undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in Westchester, the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre at Heythrop College in the United Kingdom.

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