The 2013 Summer Study Program in Washington, DC, Poland, Germany, and the Chech Republic for Secondary School Teachers
|The Summer Seminar Program on Holocaust and Jewish Resistance was initiated by Vladka Meed in 1984. The seminar is for secondary school teachers who implement Holocaust studies in their classrooms. Our group of approximately 30 secondary school teachers visits historic sites and hears from survivors and prominent scholars.|
- To advance education in U.S. secondary schools about the Holocaust and Jewish Resistance
- To deepen teachers' knowledge and strengthen their ability to implement Holocaust studies in their classrooms
- To teach each new generation about the Holocaust and Jewish resistance, so that they will know, understand, and never forget
- To further educational activities which use the lessons of the past as warnings for the present and the future
- Martyrdom and the Struggle for Survival in Jewish History
- Life in the Ghettoes and the Camps
- "The Final Solution"
- Armed Resistance and Revolt
- Spiritual Resistance
- Reaction of the Free World
- The Holocaust in Literature and Art
- Post-War Impact of the Holocaust
The 2012 Program
The 2013 Program
The 2013 trip will begin with a visit to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. The group will then travel to Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic which will allow a visit to Theresienstadt and the many Jewish heritage sites of Prague.
View The 2013 Program Itinerary by clicking on this link.
In order to complete the application process, you will need to download and install Adobe Reader XI on your computer. Adobe Reader is a free application. Adobe Reader can be downloaded at http://get.adobe.com/reader/. Adobe Reader is necessary to complete the application because this year all applications must be submitted electronically.
Once you have downloaded and installed Adobe Reader XI, click on the files' icons below to download them to your computer. Open them in the order they are listed here.
Follow the directions for submission on each of the four applications. Remember, applications must be submitted electronically.
Applications will be evaluated by a committee as they are received and spaces are filled on a rolling basis—so applying early is to your advantage. All applications must reach our office no later than Friday, March 15, 2013.
Cost to the applicant is $3,000, which includes round-trip travel from Washington, DC, trips to historic sites, hotel accommodations (2 to a room) and 2 meals daily.
Payment is expected immediately upon notification of acceptance, at which time you will receive specifics on the program.
NOTE: The $3,000 program fee is supplemented by the American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and other supporting organizations.
Holocaust and Jewish Resistance Teachers' Program
c/o The American Gathering
122 W. 30th St., Suite 205
New York, NY 10001