Teaching the Holocaust

A variety of resources are available free of charge for educators to teach about the Holocaust.

Workshops – Holocaust education and diversity training is available for Missouri middle and high school teachers.

HMLC Summer Teacher Institute – This program will be held June 17-20, 2018 on the Webster University Campus and is designed for middle and high school educators from a variety of disciplines, who currently teach, or are contemplating teaching about the Holocaust. Educators will learn about rationales, guidelines, strategies and approaches to teaching this complex subject. Presenters include Holocaust experts from Washington University in St. Louis, Webster University and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. In addition, they will have the opportunity to hear survivor testimony and visit the St. Louis Holocaust Museum & Learning Center.

School Trips – Each year, over 22,000 students from middle schools, high schools, and colleges visit the Museum to learn the history and lessons of the Holocaust. If you’re interested in scheduling a guided tour, please fill out a request form.

Classroom Activities – A visit to the Holocaust Museum does not eliminate the need for classroom learning.

Suggested Reading – We’ve compiled reading lists, organized by recommended age.

Staenberg Education Trunk Program  This program is designed to give a teacher the tools to enhance his/her Holocaust curriculum by sending them a trunk stocked with books, maps and films they can use in the classroom. The Museum has 10 middle school trunks and 9 used for high school. We calculate that the number of teachers trained from 2004 through 2017 has realized an additional 32,000 students being given Holocaust education during this time period. To reserve a trunk, contact our Manager of Programs & Logistics, Andrew Goldfeder, at 314-442-3711 or AGoldfeder@JFedSTL.org.