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Holocaust Resource Center

The Sara & Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center, a joint project of the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and the Jewish Federation of Atlantic and Cape May Counties, is located on the second floor of the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Library. The center is open from Monday through Thursday, 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM and Fridays from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. During the summer, the Holocaust Resource Center is closed on Friday.

Our facilities are free and open to the public. Guided tours are available by appointment. School groups and educators are welcome!

To schedule a tour, or for any other questions, please call Gail Rosenthal at (609) 652-4699 or email gail.rosenthal@stockton.edu.


Upcoming Events:

 

The Good Deed of Remembering Family - Mitzvah Zecher Avot Cemetery Service

The Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey announces the Mitzvah Zecher Avot Cemetery Service for Holocaust survivors and their families on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Rodef Sholom Cemetery's Holocaust Survivor Section, located on the Black Horse Pike in Egg Harbor Township. 

"Mitzvah Zecher Avot is the good deed of remembering family," said Gail Rosenthal, director of center. 

"It gives the opportunity for Holocaust survivors and their families - children of survivors, grandchildren, sometimes great-grandchildren - to be able to memorialize those who perished who have no graves, as well as those who survived the Holocaust," Rosenthal said. 

Date: Sunday, September 28, 2014

Time: 11:00 am

Location: Rodef Sholom Cemetery in the Holocaust Survivor Section - on the Black Horse Pike in Egg Harbor Township

For more information, contact The Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center at Stockton College, at 609-652-4699.


 

Echoes and Reflections:

Leaders in Holocaust Education

The Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center announces a FREE workshop for middle and high school teachers. The program is an excellent opportunity to explore new and effective approaches to Holocaust education. Educators in attendance will receive free resource materials for grades 5-12, including a copy of the latest Echoes and Reflections Teacher's Resource Guide.  

Date: Monday, October 27, 2014

Time: 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Place: Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center located on the 2nd floor of Stockton's libray.

Cost: Free

Registration is needed for the Professional Development Program. See attached flier.

Questions: 609-652-4699

Click here to view the flier


"Seeing the Future in the Past: Kristallnacht and Genocide"

Date: Monday, November 10, 2014

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey - Campus Center Event Room

Cost: Free

For NJ Educators: 2.0 PDH (professional development hours)

For Stockton Students: ULTRA credit is available

Click here to view the flier

The Annual Kristallnacht Lecture is presented by Dr. Robert Skloot, Ida E. King Distinguished Visiting Professor of Holocaust Studies Fall 2014. The lecture will take place on Monday, November 10, 2014, in the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey - Campus Center Event Room, at 7:00 pm. 

From November 9-10, 1938, the infamous anti-Jewish pogrom known as Kristallnacht, or "The Night of Broken Glass," left hundreds of synagogues in ashes and thousands of Jewish owned homes and businesses in ruin. In the span of 48 hours, approximately 30,000 men were arrested and 91 Jewish people were murdered. 

Kristallnacht was a pivotal event for Nazi Germany, in which full-scale violence against the Jews was encouraged. Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor and author of Night, described Kristallnacht as "the end of the beginning and the beginning of the end." 


 Fall 2014 Courses


Undergraduate Holocaust & Genocide Studies Courses

GIS 3666      The Holocaust in Film & Literature (V) (Juniors & Seniors)
GAH 2326     Art & the Holocaust (W2, A)
GIS 3659      Genocide, War Crimes & Law (H) (Juniors & Seniors)
GSS 2240     The Holocaust (V)
GIS 4641      Approaches to Auschwitz (Juniors & Seniors)
GAH 2114     Perspectives on Genocide (I)
GIS 3600      Holocaust & Genocide (H) (Open to Juniors)
LITT 3318     Literature of Genocide
GAH 2119     History & Memory of Nazi Era (W2; H)
GEN 2308     Children of the Holocaust (V) (Hybrid)
GIS 3601      Seminar on the Holocaust (Juniors & Seniors)
GAH 2113     Non-Jewish Victims of the Nazis (W2; V)
GSS 3946     Holocaust Center Internship (W2; V)
GAH 2319     Music & The Holocaust (W2; V) (Online Course)
GIS 3660      Impact of the Holocaust (V) (Juniors & Seniors)


Master of Arts in Holocaust & Genocide Courses

MAHG 5002      Holocaust and American Experience
MAHG 5007      Special Topics: Ida E. King, "Theater & Genocide"
MAHG 5032      Literature & Genocide

 


 

 

News:

 

Representatives From the Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Attended the International School for Holocaust Studies of Yad Vashem 9th International Conference on Holocaust Education

Right to left:  Dr. Carol Rittner, Gail Rosenthal, Dr. Michael Hayse

This conference took place July 2014 at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, Israel.  It brought together Holocaust survivors, scholars, educators, and artists from four generations.  Over 400 participants from 50 different countries engaged in an educational, intergenerational and multicultural dialogue on how we will preserve the legacy and confront the challenges of Holocaust education in the years to come.  All three representatives from Stockton were conference moderators.


May 2014 Study Tour to Poland, Lithuania, and Germany
The Holocaust Resource Center has concluded another study tour to Poland, Lithuania, and Germany for Stockton students (undergraduate and graduate). The tour was led by Dr. Hayse and Gail Rosenthal andcounted as a 4 credit course for undergraduates and a 3 credit course for graduate students. The tour took place in May 2014 and Holocaust survivors accompanied the students.

Click here to visit the official Stockton Study Tour 2014 Blog

Please stop by the Holocaust Resource Center for more information!


Jewish Foundation for the Righteous Honors Stockton HRC
The Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center has been named a Center of Excellence by the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous.


Dr. Rittner to Host International Seminar
Dr. Carol Rittner, Distinguished Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, has organized a seminar at the University of Oxford with Dr. John Roth (Claremont McKenna College, CA) to take place March 8-11, 2014.  The seminar is called "Teaching about Sexual Violence as a Weapon of War & Genocide." The seminar is composed of sixteen scholars from six countries.  In addition, two graduate students enrolled in the MAHG program are also participating in the seminar.  To read more, click here.


Attention Students!
Stockton offers a Master of Arts in Holocaust & Genocide (MAHG) as well a minor for undergraduate students. 


For Holocaust Survivors and their Families:

RACING AGAINST TIME

Wanted: Holocaust artifacts to photograph

The artifacts (letters, documents, photos, books, personal possessions such as clothing and toys) will be photographed and filmed with the Holocaust survivor or survivor family member.

The Racing Against Time project reflects L'Dor V'Dor, from generation to generation, remembering and preserving artifacts from the past. Let's begin Racing Against Time so that these artifacts can be viewed by educators, students, and the community.

Registration and information: Gail Rosenthal at (609.652.4699) or gail.rosenthal@stockton.edu.

Funding provided by The Atlantic County Historical Society and The Jewish Community Foundation of Atlantic and Cape May Counties

Click here to view the flyer.

 

Videos:

The Holocaust Resource Center has a library of videos available. Three of these are now available on the website.

Alone No More: A Community Assists Holocaust Survivors
This 11 minute video highlights the efforts of the Holocaust Resource Center and Jewish Family Service of Atlantic County to aid in providing services to Holocaust survivors.

Rails of the Holocaust: A Journey to Stockton College
This 10 minute video details the journey of the railroad tracks featured in the architecture of the Holocaust Center from Bialystok, Poland to Stockton. The video explains the importance of railroads to the Final Solution.

From Despair, Hope
This 28 minute film tells the life stories of three Holocaust Survivors from Atlantic County who had different experiences during the Third Reich. Ernest Paul was in the resistance, Eta Hecht was a hidden child, and Rella Roth was in Auschwitz-Birkenau as well as other camps.