Navigating the Holocaust:

Your Compass to Holocaust Education in Wisconsin

Monday, July 18 – 9 am – 3 pm

Tuesday, July 19 – 9 am – 3 pm

Wednesday, July 20 – 9 am – 3 pm


A free virtual workshop for Wisconsin educators, designed and led by experts who will help you teach about the Holocaust and other genocides in the classroom. Hosted by the Nathan & Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

The first 25 teachers to register for this workshop will receive a free copy of the book Train. 

More information on topics and speakers to come.


Featured Speakers

Danny M. Cohen, Ph. D. is a learning scientist and writer. A distinguished professor of instruction at Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy, Danny specializes in Holocaust memory and education design. He is the author of the choose-your-own-pathway mystery THE 19TH WINDOW and the historical novel TRAIN, a selected text of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The founder of the national nonprofit Unsilence, Danny is also a member of the folk-rock band They Won’t Win.  

Rebecca Erbelding has been a historian, curator, and archivist at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum for the past eighteen years, and served as the lead historian on the Museum’s special exhibition, Americans and the Holocaust. She holds a PhD in American history from George Mason University and is the author of Rescue Board: The Untold Story of America’s Efforts to Save the Jews of Europe (Doubleday, 2018), which won the National Jewish Book Award for excellence in writing based on archival research. 

Professor Karl Jacoby received his A.B. in 1987 from Brown University and his Ph.D. in American history in 1997 from Yale University. After a year as a visiting assistant professor at Oberlin College, he returned to Brown as an assistant professor of history in 1999 and was named full professor in 2009. In the fall of 2012, he moved to Columbia University, where he currently serves as the Allan Nevins professor of American History and Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race (CSER). 

Liza Wiemer  is an award-winning educator with over twenty years of teaching experience. Her second young adult novel, The Assignment, published by Delacorte Press, Penguin Random House, has received multiple honors, including the Sydney Taylor Notable Award. In addition, Liza has had two adult nonfiction books and another young adult novel published as well as several short stories included in the New York Times bestselling Small Miracles series. A graduate of UW-Madison, Liza has two married sons and lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her husband, Jim. Website, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook 

Generously sponsored by:

Suzy B. Ettinger Family Foundation

Howard and Jane Zeft