9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. JEWISH COMMUNITY CAMPUS CONFERENCE ROOM C 5801 WEST 115TH STREET OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS
This series of three workshops will be offered this summer. Each workshop features primary source documents and resources for classroom use. Participants will learn from lectures, primary source analysis and seminar-style discussions of content. A registration fee of $10 per session includes all necessary materials and lunch.
June 22- Antisemitism: Evolution and Escalation
Antisemitism has a long history, well-beyond that of the 20th century. This session will examine the evolution of antisemitism from that of religiously motivated antipathy of early modern times to the economic and pseudo-scientific antisemitism of the 19th and 20th centuries, to the politically driven antisemitism of our modern world.
June 23- Propaganda and the People
Propaganda served as an important tool to win over the majority of the German public who had not supported Hitler and to push forward the Nazis’ radical program. This session will look at how the propagandists preached an appealing message of national unity and a utopian future that resonated with millions of Germans and, simultaneously, waged campaigns that facilitated the persecution of Jews and others excluded from the Nazi vision of the “National Community.”
June 24- Perspectives on Liberation
This session explores the liberation of the concentration and death camps by Allied forces in the spring of 1945. Primary source analysis will be utilized to outline the unique perspectives of ground troops, command staff, and survivors, illustrating the full spectrum of human experience as the Holocaust ended. Through these perspectives the experiences of liberation in the East versus the West will be differentiated.