Council of Holocaust Educators' Conference -- Personal Histories & Archives: Effective Classroom Practices

Date: 1/26/2024

Time: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Location: Student Life Center, rooms 216 & 217, at Brookdale Community College's Main Campus in Lincroft, NJ.

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Our speakers include:

Alexandra Drakakis is Chief Acquisitions Curator in the David M. Rubenstein National Institute for Holocaust Documentation at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, where she oversees a large team of curators who specialize in the acquisition of artifacts across all media and the production of oral testimonies. In her talk, “Transmitters of History: Considering Artifacts of Trauma from Museums and Archives as Teaching Tools,” Ms. Drakakis will address the key theme of the workshop.

Joe Nappi teaches U.S. History and Holocaust, Genocide and Modern Humanity at Monmouth Regional High School in Tinton Falls, NJ, and has been recognized as New Jersey State Teacher of the Year for 2024. He worked with a national team of educators to design lessons for Ken Burn’s film, “The U.S. and the Holocaust.” Mr. Nappi will speak on U.S. immigration policy and the experiences of Jewish refugees during the Holocaust.

The cost is $60 per educator and includes lunch. If the admission poses a financial hardship, please email us at or call 732.224.1889.

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