Project Witness, the academically-acclaimed Holocaust Research Center that emphasizes Holocaust education for all generations, conducts an Annual Two-Day International Educators’ Conference featuring renowned academics and expert Holocaust researchers from across the United States and the world. The topics chosen for each annual conference reflect the importance of reaching our children with Holocaust information that is sensitively presented, and inspirational in content. The initial Project Witness Educators’ Conference in 2017 dealt with the pertinent question, How can we convert the remembrances of those who are no longer with us into genuine commemoration in the hearts and minds of our students?
The conference in 2018 was dedicated to The Paper Trail and explored the role of documents as lifesavers or, in the worst cases, as harbingers of death. Topics addressed touched on the possession of appropriate documentation, documentary authenticity, documentary validation, and the fact that all too often the information we impart to others may not have been accurately substantiated through documentation.
The third conference in February 2019 addressed Women of Valor – The Role of the Woman during the Holocaust. As families disintegrated, schools shut down, communities crumbled, an escape routes and hiding places were desperately sought — what did the women do?