Join Facing History and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum as we explore the motivations, pressures, and fears that shaped Americans’ responses to Nazism, the European refugee crisis of the 1930s, and the Holocaust. The webinar will draw on Facing History’s innovative approach to historical inquiry and groundbreaking new sources from the museum’s special exhibition, Americans and the Holocaust. Museum historian Rebecca Erbelding will help participants examine why widespread American sympathy for the plight of Jewish refugees never translated into action and support for prioritizing their rescue. Using rich primary sources, we will also highlight the stories of individual Americans who did take tremendous risks to rescue Jews and consider the questions this history raises about taking action in the context of contemporary refugee crises.
Participants in this webinar will receive free multimedia classroom resources and lesson plans from Facing History and Ourselves and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Live captioning will be provided during this webinar, which takes place from 7-8pm EST. If this time doesn’t work for your schedule, be sure to register and we’ll notify you once the recording is available on our On-Demand Learning Center.
You will be eligible to receive one-hour of professional development credit for participation if you actively watch the webinar. At the conclusion of the webinar, you will be able to download a certificate of completion from the webinar console. Check with your school district in advance of the webinar to ensure that the professional development credit is accepted.