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 newly expanded 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 email@example.com
The Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center Annual Report 2010 - 2012
Study Tour 2013
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Using South Jersey Holocaust Survivor Memoirs
|DATE:||Thursday, February 28, 2013|
|TIME:||4:00 – 6:00 PM|
|PLACE:||The Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center classroom Richard Stockton College of NJ – (2nd floor library)Use Parking Lots 1, 2, 3, or 4|
|PRESENTERS:||Gail Rosenthal, Director of the Holocaust Resource Center; Professor Michael Hayse, Associate Professor of History; Maryann McLoughlin, Director of the “Writing as Witness” Program|
This workshop was made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. CLICK HERE
2013 STUDY TOUR TO GERMANY AND NETHERLANDS
March 10 (evening departure to Germany) – March 20 (late morning arrival USA)
COST: $3950.00 per person
Including: roundtrip airfare, fuel surcharges, taxes, porterage of 1 piece of luggage per person, 9
nights at deluxe 4 star hotels double occupancy , touring with guides, breakfast daily, 1 lunch, and
6 dinners. (Not included are gratuities. Single supplement: $724.) CLICK HERE
• 2 nights Munich and the opportunity to visit the University of Munich White Rose Memorial,
Jewish Museum, and Hofbrauhaus.
• 1 night Weimar with excursions to Nuremberg Courthouse and Nazi Party Rally Grounds.
Seminar at Buchenwald Concentration Camp.
• 4 nights Berlin including optional Shabbat Services. Tours of the Jewish Museum, House of the
Wannsee Conference, Typography of Terror, and Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.
• 2 nights Amsterdam visiting the Anne Frank House, Portuguese Synagogue, Jewish Museum,
and Rijksmuseum/Van Gogh Museum.
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Study Tour Educators who will accompany the group:
Dr. G. Jan Colijn, Dean of General Studies and author of Ruin’s Wheel: a father on war; a son on genocide
Dr. Michael Hayse, Director of the Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Dr. Carol Rittner, RSM, Distinguished Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Mrs. Gail Rosenthal, Director of the Sara & Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center
SPACE IS LIMITED!!
For detailed itinerary and reservations: Gail Rosenthal at 609-652-4699.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
At 7:00 PM - Promptly
Congregation Beth Judah
700 North Swarthmore
Avenue Ventor, NJ 08406
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30TH Annual Holocaust Awareness Program sponsored by Atlantic Cape Community College and The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.
The 30th Annual Holocaust Awareness Program will sponsor a free study tour exclusively for educators, grades 5-12 to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. Funding has been provided by friends of Marsha Raticoff Grosssman in honor of her special birthday.
The study tour is scheduled for Sunday, February 10, 2013. Resource materials will be distributed that can be used to supplement Holocaust and Genocide Education for grades 5-12. Four (4) Professional Development Hours will be offered through the Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center. Thank you for your continued support of activities related to Holocaust and Genocide Education. You as educators are essential to our mission. Questions: 609-652-4699 and click here for a registration form.
30th Holocaust Awareness Program participants at the Martin Luther King Memorial – Washington, DC
Schedule for Sunday, February 10, 2013 (subject to change):
|7:45 am||Educators arrive and board bus at Kensington Square, 200 Tilton Road, Northfield|
|8: 00 am||The bus will leave promptly at 8:00 am. Travel to Washington, DC will be by luxury motor coach with restroom facilities. Pack breakfast/lunch for the bus. There is no food or drink in the museum.|
|11:30 – 2:45||Tour the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.|
|3:00 pm||Depart United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.|
|3:10 – 4:20||Early dinner on your own at the Old Post Office Pavilion Food Court|
|4:30 pm||Depart for Kensington Square|
|8:00 pm||Arrive at Kensington Square, 200 Tilton Road, Northfield|
Photo of educators at the Echoes and Reflections Workshop on January 24, 2013.
On October 21, 2012, Dr. Marsha Raticoff Grossman received an Award of Appreciation from the President of the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Dr. Herman J. Saatkamp. Jr. In celebration of Marsha Grossman’s 80th birthday, the College expressed sincere gratitude for her leadership and commitment in the establishment of the College’s Holocaust Resource Center, and the endowment of the Marsha Grossman Scholarship and Professorship in Holocaust Studies. In recognition of Marsha Grossman’s outstanding service, the College and the Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center Executive Committee designated her Honorary Chair of the Committee.
The Annual Kristallnacht Lecture
“Anne Frank and Her Diary in the 21st Century”
Reflections on the occasion of the 74th anniversary of Kristallnacht - The November Pogrom
by Dr. David Barnouw, Dutch scholar and researcher, and
Visiting Scholar at the University of Vermont, Burlington (2012-2013)
Tuesday, November 13, 2012, at 7:00 PM
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Campus Center Theatre
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
For NJ Educators: 2.0 PDH (professional development hours) available
For Stockton students: ULTRA credit available
Sponsored by the Student Senate, Faculty Assembly, Faculty Senate, Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center, Sam Azeez Museum of Woodbine Heritage of Stockton College, Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Undergraduate Minor in Holocaust and Genocide Studies.
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ECHOES AND REFLECTIONS WORKSHOP FOR MIDDLE, HIGH SCHOOL, AND COLLEGE EDUCATORS
DATE: Friday, November 2, 2012
TIME: 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
PLACE: Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center
Richard Stockton College of NJ – (2nd floor library)
Use Parking Lots 1, 2, 3, or 4
PRESENTER: Stephanie McMahon-Kaye,
Yad Vashem International School for Holocaust Studies
COST: Free, including ECHOES & REFLECTIONS multi-media curriculum guide
and video testimonies for classroom use.
The workshop, curriculum, and video testimonies are free.
ECHOES & REFLECTIONS, a multi-media curriculum, connects lessons focusing on prejudice reduction, cultural diversity, character education, genocide, and discrimination. This curriculum encourages classroom discussions and knowledge relevant to contemporary issues of prejudice.
Wednesday, October 3rd, 4:00 – 6:00 pm at the Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center located on the second floor of Stockton’s library, an educator workshop co-sponsored by USC Shoah Foundation -The Institute for Visual History & Education, and the Sam Azeez Museum of Woodbine Heritage of Stockton College will be available for middle, high school, and college educators. Educators will have the opportunity to learn to be a trained facilitator and presenter of the IWitness program. Teachers who complete the workshop will have access to the searchable USC Shoah Foundation video collection of Holocaust survivor and eyewitness testimonies.
The presenter is Ms. Sherry Bard, Educational Programs Project Director, USC Shoah Foundation -The Institute for Visual History & Education located in Los Angeles, California. Ms. Bard will present IWitness and the Visual History Archive Online, two new websites developed by the USC Shoah Foundation a searchable collection of more than 1,000 video testimonies.
Inspired by his experience making the film Schindler’s List, Steven Spielberg founded the Shoah Foundation in 1994 to gather video testimonies from survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust. IWitness developed by the USC Shoah Foundation is a new online educational website developed specifically for teachers and students which contains a searchable collection of more than 1,000 video testimonies of Holocaust survivors and other eyewitnesses.
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The workshop is free and reservations are required. Questions: 609-652-4699 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center and Jewish Family Service of Atlantic and Cape May Counties are co-sponsoring an event for second and third generations after the Shoah on Wednesday, October 3rd, 7:00 pm, at Jewish Family Service of Atlantic and Cape May Counties located at 607 North Jerome Avenue, Margate. The program is for those whose parents, grandparents, or great-grandparents were Holocaust survivors.
This Generations after the Shoah program is titled, “Continuing the Conversation: Accessing Testimonies of Holocaust Survivors and Witnesses.” The presenter is Ms. Sherry Bard, Educational Programs Project Director, USC Shoah Foundation -The Institute for Visual History & Education located in Los Angeles, California. Ms. Bard will present IWitness and the Visual History Archive Online, two new websites developed by the USC Shoah Foundation a searchable collection of more than 1,000 video testimonies. The Generations after the Shoah program participants will learn how to access these testimonies and view them online.
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The event is free and no reservations are required. Questions: 609-652-4699 or email@example.com
FOR: Holocaust Survivors & Their Families
MITZVAH ZECHER AVOT
(THE GOOD DEED OF REMEMBERING FAMILY)
DATE & TIME: Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 11:00 AM
PLACE: Holocaust Memorial Cemetery – Rodef Shalom Gate
QUESTIONS: Gail Rosenthal at 609-652-4699
The Courage to Care
DATE: Wednesday, August 22, 2012
TIME: 7:00 pm
PLACE: Beth El Synagogue
500 North Jerome Ave.
Margate, New Jersey 08402
COST: Free admission
Seating on a first come, first serve basis.
This documentary film is about Righteous Gentiles during WWII. The film tells the life stories of non-Jews who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust. The rescuers and survivors are from countries in Europe—France, the Netherlands, and Poland.
Presenter: Dr. Carol Rittner, RSM – Dr. Rittner is a Sister of Mercy and the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Distinguished Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the Dr. Marsha R. Grossman Professor of Holocaust Studies.
Dr. Rittner was co-producer of the film, The Courage to Care.
2012 Stockton College Summer School Session One
May 9-22, 2012
Study Tour to Germany and Poland
Open to all Stockton Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Undergraduate four credit course: GAH 2119- History and Memory of Nazi Era
Graduate three credit course: MAHG 5022-Study Seminar to the Sites
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Itinerary (Subject to change), click here
Two Holocaust Survivors will accompany our group of undergraduate and graduate students.
May 10-14 (four nights) Berlin - In Berlin we begin with a general tour to get a sense of the city landscape and history, including the city’s division by the Berlin Wall during the Cold War. We will visit many Third Reich sites, especially those concerning the Holocaust, among them the Central Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, the House of the Wannsee Conference, the Topography of Terror (former SS and Gestapo headquarters), and a number of interesting memorials. We will also tour sites related to the Jewish history and community prior to the Third Reich, and visit with a current Jewish synagogue community.
May 14 - Visit the former Ravensbrück Concentration Camp, about an hour north of Berlin by luxury touring bus. Ravensbrück was one of two camps for women prisoners, mostly political. Our guide will be the head of educational programs at the Ravensbruck memorial
From Dresden our bus will take us to, about three hours south of Berlin, where we will eat dinner and spend the night
May 15 - Dresden and Transfer to Krakow, Poland
In the morning, we visit some central sites of Dresden around the Old market, including the Church of our Lady [Frauenkirche], Synagogue, Bruehlsche Terasse, and the new synagogue that was completed only a few years ago near the site of the synagogue destroyed by the Nazis on Kristallnacht in 1938.
After lunch in an historic local restaurant, we will board the bus for the drive to the Polish city of Krakow. We will eat dinner en route to Krakow and arrive in the early evening to check into our hotel.
May 16 - Krakow, Poland - Today will be devoted to exploring historic and wartime Krakow, beginning with a visit to Wawel Castle that served as the seat of the Nazi occupation during the war. From there we will proceed to the former Jewish Quarter (Kazimierz), and visit the Galicia Museum. After lunch we will board the bus for stops at the Oskar Schindler factory museum, the memorial to the Plaszow Concentration Camp, and the former Krakow Ghetto.
If time permits we might visit the Wieliczka Salt Mines, declared a World Historical Site by the United Nations.
May 17 - Auschwitz and Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp Memorial - The infamous concentration camp of Auschwitz and the Death Camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau symbolize the horrors of the Nazi Holocaust, and deserve an entire day of exploration and reflection. Our guides have many years of experience introducing the remnants of the camp to international visitors like ourselves.
May 18 - Kielce and Warsaw - Today we travel from Krakow to Warsaw, the Polish capital. En route we will stop in the town of Kielce, where we will explore sites related to the Jewish ghetto established by the Nazi occupiers as well as the Polish pogrom that killed dozens of Jews who returned after the war, in 1946.
May 19 - Warsaw Ghetto and Wartime Warsaw - Tour of Holocaust sites in Warsaw, including Warsaw ghetto, including Umschlagplatz Memorial, Rappaport Memorial, Korzcak museum.
Sun 5/20 - Excursion to Lublin and Majdanek Concentration Camp Memorial - We set out for the Eastern Polish city of Lublin, where a very special guide introduces us to the city center. We then tour the memorial of the former concentration and death camp, Majdanek, with a memorial service at the central monument containing tons of ashes of murdered victims. On the bus ride back to Warsaw, we will discuss the insights gained from visiting this and other sites on our study tour.
Mon 5/21 - Conclusion - This final day of the Study Tour offers participants a rare yet lengthy stretch of free time to explore and hunt for souvenirs of our nearly two-week study tour. We gather for a memorable concluding dinner at the hotel where we are staying.
State-Wide Gathering of
Generations of the Shoah
(Holocaust survivors, second, third, and fourth generation after the Holocaust)
June 10, 2012
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Mercer County Community College
Quadrangle/Student Dining Hall
1200 Old Trenton Road
West Windsor, NJ 08550-3407
Roundtrip bus available from Margate to Mercer County Community College. Bus departure at 11:30 am promptly at the Katz Jewish Community Center. For reservation and further information, click here(1) and click here(2) 609-652-4699 or firstname.lastname@example.org
|GSS 2240 The Holocaust|
|GAH 2113 Non-Jewish Victims of the Nazis|
|GIS 3671 The Holocaust & the Christian World|
|GIS 3667 Fammilies in Genocide|
|GIS 3418 Witness to Genocide|
|GSS 3240 Holocaust & Genocide Education|
|GAH 2240 Perspectives on Genocide|
|GIS 3659 Genocide, War Crimes, and Law|
|GAH 3234 Holocaust Literature|
|GEN 2308 Children of the Holocaust|
|GSS 2190 Ordinary Evil|
|GAH 3215 Literature of Genocide & Upheaval|
|GSS 3946 Holocaust Center Internship|
MAHG COURSE (GRADUATE STUDIES) SCHEDULE
|MAHG 5011 Psychology of Genocide|
|MAGH 5000 History of the Holocaust|
|MAGH 5353 Literature of Resistance and Responsibility|
|MAGH 5007 Special Topics: IDA E King Scholar|
|MAGH 5021 German History and the Holocaust|
MAHG COURSE(GRADUATE STUDIES) SCHEDULE
|MAHG 5020 The Literature of the Holocaust|
|MAGH 5899 Summer Intensive Research Experience|
The Holocaust Resource Center is in the planning stages of another study tour to Germany and Poland for Stockton students. The tour will be led by Dr. Hayse and Gail Rosenthal and it will count as a 4 credit course for undergraduates and a 3 credit course for graduate students. The tour will take place in May 2012 and Holocaust survivors will accompany the students. Please stop by the Resource Center for more information!
Mason Cohen, who lives in Blue Bell, PA, recently celebrated his Bar Mitzvah. Mason is the grandson of Donald and Nan Berkman. Donald, a local Holocaust survivor, published his memoir in 2010, titled Two Voices: A Mother and Son, Holocaust Survivors. Mason donated a portion of his Bar Mitzvah gift money to the Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center at Stockton. Mason wrote, “This donation is in memory of the children who unfortunately did not have the opportunity to become a Bar Mitzvah. Please purchase resource materials about the Holocaust for educators and students with this donation because I don’t want something like the Holocaust to happen again.”
The Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center has been named a Center of Excellence by the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous.
Stockton offers a minor in Holocaust and Genocide Studies as well as a Master's degree (MAHG) in the subject. A listing of the MAHG courses for the Summer and Fall 2011 semesters can be found here. For a list of undergraduate courses in the Fall 2011 semester, click here. For more information on the minor, click here. For more information about the Master's program, click here.
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.