Holocaust by Bullets in Central and Eastern Europe April 2023

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April 21, 2023 - April 22, 2023 (All Day)(GMT-06:00)

Event Details

Most students learn about the concentration and death camps of the Holocaust — Auschwitz, Bergen-Belsen, Dachau, etc. Few are aware that more than ⅓ of the 6 million Jewish people and thousands of non-Jewish victims targeted during the Holocaust were murdered in fields, forests, and ravines in the former Soviet Union and other countries of Central and Eastern Europe. Many of these sites remain unknown, unmarked, and unrecorded to this day.

Save the date for a 2-day workshop to learn more about this unknown chapter of Holocaust history and its contemporary implications.

This two-day, 16-Hour Seminar will take place on Friday, April 21 & Saturday, April 22, 2023, at the University of Northern Colorado’s Lowry Campus in Denver, CO.

Registration will begin the week of March 27, 2023….more details to come.

During the workshop, which will be facilitated by Yahad – In Unum educators, you will:

Learn about the fate of the Jewish communities in the former Soviet Union and about the mass shootings in which they perished, known today as the Holocaust by Bullets.
Discover Yahad – In Unum’s investigative work in the archives and in the field: the organization has interviewed over 7,400 eyewitnesses to those crimes, and it has identified over 3,200 killing sites in Eastern Europe.
Investigate excerpts from eyewitness testimony and how this can be used to enhance students’ critical thinking skills.
Get an overview of educational tools which will help you address this part of Holocaust history with your students.
Learn about contemporary mass crimes investigated by Yahad – In Unum: mass killings of the Mayan populations in Guatemala, Yazidi genocide in Iraq, and current war crimes in Ukraine.
Discuss means of connecting the past with the present and of making the study of the Holocaust relevant to students’ lives.