Connecting the Past to the Present

Scroll down to explore our comprehensive library guides, recorded events, pedagogical approaches, lists of recommended classroom materials, and links to strategies about teaching the Holocaust.

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The Holocaust in Context (2013-14)

Along with Holocaust survivors who gave personal testimony during class visits, this colloquium and accompanying library guide provided scholarship and an interdisciplinary perspective to help students understand the past and make connections to the world that they know. Click here to watch the events.

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Cultural & Artistic Responses to Genocide (2014-15)

This interdisciplinary project and library guide incorporated students’ research and responses to genocide (and organized hate) through work with scholars, Holocaust survivors, research collaborations, writing workshops, a capstone exhibit, and recital. Click here to watch the events.

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Gender, Mass Violence & Genocide (2015-16)

This colloquium and accompanying library guide focused on how gender structures and mediates experiences of mass violence and genocide as well as how attention to gender can help to predict, prevent, and reconcile mass violence and genocide. Click here to watch the events.

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Displacement, Exile & the Refugee (2016-17)

This colloquium and accompanying library guide explored the genocides that create refugee populations, as well as the challenges facing refugee populations as they seek to find asylum in countries and communities that are often resistant to accepting them. Click here to watch the events.

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Collaboration & Complicity (2017-18)

The colloquium and accompanying library guide used a social psychological lens to evaluate the way that dominant institutions and situational factors impacted the behaviors (or passivity) of individual bystanders and larger communities. Click here to watch the events.

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Engaging with Native American Cultural Survival & Resistance (2018-19)

This colloquium and accompanying exhibition introduced audiences to histories of indigenous people on this continent and the concept of “Survivance.” Click here to watch the events.

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Authoritarianism on a Continuum (2019-20)

This colloquium focused on right-wing authoritarian movements and regimes around the world as well as myriad forms of opposition and resistance, including artistic activity and public protest. Click here to watch the events.

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Holocaust Education Materials

Explore a comprehensive list of teaching resources, online databases, classroom materials, and survivor testimonial archives from renowned Holocaust institutions and organizations around the world.

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Anti-Racism Education Materials

Explore resources about anti-racism education and the history of the civil rights movement, including teaching guides, books, and films, written by leading African American museums, human rights organizations, scholars, and activists.

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Teaching Recommendations

Click here for the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s recently revised recommendations for teaching and learning about the Holocaust.

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Pedagogical Strategies

This volume features insights from intensive Holocaust-related education at QCC and offers four approaches to designing innovative and integrative pedagogies for college students. Click here for the library guide.

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Additional Online Resources

The Association of Holocaust Organizations & USC Shoah Foundation have put together online content, programs and events from many of AHO’s member organizations, including the KHC.