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Holocaust Resource Center

The Sara & Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center, a joint project of the Stockton University and the Jewish Federation of Atlantic and Cape May Counties, is located on the second floor of the Stockton University 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.


2012-2014 Annual Holocaust Center Resource Center Report

Click Here to View the Report

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


News:

 


 

PLAQUE DEDICATION

AUGUST 19, 2015

 

On August 19, 2015, Dr. Harvey Kesselman, Acting President of Stockton University (photo left), dedicated a plaque in honor of the Stockton University’s Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center Leadership.

Photo left to right: Dr. Harvey Kesselman (Acting President of Stockton University), Rona Zucker Kaplan, Esquire (Chair Advisory Board June 2014- present), Susan B Lang, Esquire (Chair Advisory Board June 2002 – April 2014 & Chair Executive Committee April 2014 – Present), Jane B Stark (Chair Advisory Board June 1993 –June 2002), Dr. Marsha Raticoff Grossman, Founder January 1989 – January 2002 Chair Executive Committee), Jack Gorny, Esquire (January 2002 – June 2014 Chair Executive Committee ) Leo B Schoffer, Esquire Vice-Chair Stockton Board of Trustees and the Center is named after his Holocaust survivor parents: Sara and Sam Schoffer.  Not in Photo:  Judge Gerald Weinstein (Chair Advisory Board January 1990 - June 1993).

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Holocaust and Human Behavior:

Using Facing History and Ourselves across the Curriculum for Grades 5-12

 

 
Stockton University, Facing History and Ourselves, and the Sara & Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center hosted a free two-day educator seminar.
 
Dates: Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 & Wednesday, July 29th, 2015.
 
Dr. Mary Johnson and Professor Gail Rosenthal presented. The seminar focused on the Holocaust and Human Behavior with topics including:
  • Studying the past within the context of human behavior
  • Examining our universe of obligation
  • Development of ethical and moral responses for the present in the classroom
  • Integration of Holocaust survivor testimonies in the classroom
Participants earned 11 Professional Development Hours and gained experience using Facing History and Ourselves across the Curriculum for Grades 5-12.
 

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Upcoming Events:

 


Mitzvah Zecher Avot Cemetery Service

for Holocaust Survivors and Their Families

Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 11:00 AM

 

 Photo Credit:  The Press of Atlantic City, 2013

The Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center at Stockton University announces the Mitzvah Zecher Avot Cemetery Service for Holocaust survivors and their families on Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 11:00 am. This service, Mitzvah Zecher Avot – the good deed of remembering family, will be at the Rodef Shalom Cemetery, Holocaust Survivor Section. The cemetery is located on the Black Horse Pike in Egg Harbor Township. For further information, contact The Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center at Stockton University , 609-652-4699.

Click Here for a Video of Stockton's Mitzvah Zecher Avot in 2013, from the Press of Atlantic City

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ANNOUNCEMENT OF A JOINT PROJECT

Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center at Stockton University and

Sam Azeez Museum of Woodbine Heritage of Stockton University

And

 
 

Echoes and Reflections

Workshop for Middle, High School, and College Educators

Introducting New Lesson Plans

 

FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NOT ATTENTED A PREVIOUS ECHOES & REFLECTIONS WORKSHOP

 

2014 Echoes & Reflections workshop presented at Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center at Stockton University with prersenter, Shani Lourie. At the Sam Azeez Museum of Woodbine Heritage, Shani Lourie higlighted lesson plans from Echoes & Reflections - Summer 2014.

 

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. The workshop, curriculum, and DVD testimonies are free.

PRESENTER: Shani Lourie,

Yad Vashem International School

COST:  FREE

PDH:  3.5 Professional Development Hours

Click Here to Download Registration for New Attendees

TO REGISTER:

Mail or FAX registration to: Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center, Stockton University, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, NJ  08205-9441    FAX: 609 626 3649

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ANNOUNCEMENT OF A JOINT PROJECT

Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center at Stockton University and

Sam Azeez Museum of Woodbine Heritage of Stockton University

And

 
 

Enhanced Echoes and Reflections Training

Workshop for Middle, High School, and College Educators

Introducting New Lesson Plans

 

FOR THOSE WHO HAVE ATTENTED A PREVIOUS ECHOES & REFLECTIONS WORKSHOP

 

2014 Echoes & Reflections workshop presented at Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center at Stockton University with prersenter, Shani Lourie. At the Sam Azeez Museum of Woodbine Heritage, Shani Lourie higlighted lesson plans from Echoes & Reflections - Summer 2014.

 

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. The workshop, curriculum, and DVD testimonies are free.

PRESENTER: Shani Lourie,

Yad Vashem International School

COST:  FREE

PDH:  4.0 Professional Development Hours

PROGRAM GOALS:

  • To explore in-depth lessons from Echoes and Reflections
  • To Provide the appropriate historical context of the Holocaust for enhanced lessons.

Click Here to Download Registration for Returning Attendees

TO REGISTER:

Mail or FAX registration to: Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center, Stockton University, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, NJ  08205-9441    FAX: 609 626 3649

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SPRING BREAK STUDY TOUR

FACULTY LED PROGRAM TO POLAND AND GERMANY

MARCH 9-20, 2016

 

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FOR: Community Members, Supporters of the Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center, and Stockton University Faculty & Staff.

SPRING BREAK STUDY TOUR FACULTY LED PROGRAM TO POLAND AND GERMANY

MARCH 9 - 20, 2016

This program is designed for community members. The flier is attached. The cost of $3950 per person (single supplement $559) includes roundtrip airfare with fuel surcharges and taxes included, 10 nights at deluxe hotels, touring with guides., 7 lunches, and 7 dinners. Here are some itinerary highlights:

 

3 nights Warsaw:  Visit Korzcak Orphanage, Warsaw Ghetto, and the new Museum of the History of Polish Jews

1 night Lublin: Tour Majdanek Concentration Camp

3 nights Krakow:  Opportunity to tour the Oskar Schlinder Factory Museum and tour Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial

3 nights Berlin:  See the Berlin Wall Museum and Topography of Terror. View the Bradenberg Gate and Reichstag Building. Optional trip to Wannsee House.

QUESTIONS: 609-652-4699

 

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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.