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Holocaust education conference to be held at USD

SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego chapter of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) will host a conference for middle and high school educators on March 23.

The conference on "The Practice of 'Never Again'" aims to provide English, history, language arts and humanities educators a multimedia curriculum on teaching about the Holocaust and genocide.

The day-long conference will be from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego.

Stephen Smith, executive director of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, will provide the keynote presentation. He will address the decisions relating to bias that today’s youths face in their daily lives.

Education specialists from the ADL will conduct a workshop on "Echoes and Reflections," a multimedia curriculum on the Holocaust.

A Holocaust documentary, “We Must Remember,” will be screened and followed by a discussion with executive producer Lisa Posard and director Doug Green. The film documents 16 American high school students who discover the horrors of the Holocaust from the last generation of living Holocaust survivors and liberators.

Participants will also receive an overview of the teaching medium of visual history testimony, a powerful primary source that is being used in today's classroom to teach about the Holocaust and its connections to pressing contemporary issues of intolerance, bigotry and genocide.

For more information, call the San Diego ADL at (619) 293-3770.