The Rose and Sigmund Strochlitz Holocaust Resource Center at the JFEC offers ideas, materials, contacts, and support for teaching the Holocaust in the middle and high schools of eastern Connecticut.
The goals of the Center are:
- to help teachers incorporate lessons on the Holocaust in a variety of subject areas
- to help their students draw lessons of civic involvement and responsibility from the unique horror of the Nazi genocide.
The Center provides:
- self-study guides
- teacher training seminars
- consultations with teachers who have successfully brought the Holocaust into their curriculum
- contacts with survivors who are available to speak to students
- teaching materials
- a significant resource library for high school and college students writing essays or research papers
Contact Linda Christensen for more information.
Links with significant international, national, and state institutions allow teachers and students to access a rich variety of materials and support. These institutions include the Yad V’shem Museum in Israel, the Ghetto Fighters Museum in Israel, the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, and the Yale University Fortunoff Holocaust Archives Center.
Visit the Center at the Jewish Federation of Eastern Connecticut.
The Rose and Sigmund Strochlitz Holocaust Resource Center was founded through grants from
Romana and Chuck Primus of Waterford, and The Bodenwein Fund of New London, CT