As president of the American Jewish Congress, Rabbi Joachim Prinz represented the Jewish community at the 1963 March on Washington. He was an organizer of the march, and he gave his speech immediately prior to Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.
February is Black History Month, and this is a great opportunity to teach our students about the role of Jews in the movement for Civil Rights. Few know about the early involvement of Jews in organizations such as the NAACP, nor about the role of Jewish leaders in the struggle for rights in the 1950s. […]
In 2013 Israel’s Ministry of Education announced a plan to teach about the Holocaust to students as young as six. Previously only students in grade 11 studied the Holocaust, in preparation for a class trip to Poland. The plan to begin Holocaust education in elementary school and continue it through 12th grade drew a great deal […]
In 2005 the United Nations General Assembly designated January 27, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, as an international day of remembrance of the victims of the Holocaust. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation. This Resolution, A/RES/60/7, was motivated by a rejection of Holocaust denial, as well as an effort to […]
International Holocaust Remembrance Day was established on January 27, the liberation of Auschwitz. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation. One of the most moving pieces of footage from the liberation is of children liberated by the Soviet army on January 27, 1945. This video offers an opportunity to move students beyond the […]