Tucson Jewish Museum plans new Holocaust education workshops, co-sponsors festival films

The Tucson Jewish Museum & Holocaust Center will hold a new session of “Teaching the Holocaust: Spotlight on Southern Arizona Survivors” on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 4-7 p.m. The virtual workshop will be led by TJMHC’s four Museum Teaching Fellows and is open to all middle school and high school English/language arts and social studies teachers, regardless of whether they attended the Oct. 27 workshop. The Feb. 8 workshop will include a presentation by Holocaust survivor Robert Varady, a professor at the University of Arizona who was born in 1943 in Budapest, Hungary. His presentation will be followed by a Q&A session. Register here.

Museum Teaching Fellow Kim Klett will follow up the “Teaching the Holocaust” workshop with two free Echoes & Reflections webinars next month. On Feb. 16, she will present “Analyzing Propaganda and Teaching Media Literacy” and on Feb. 23 she will present “Spotlight on Contemporary Antisemitism.” These seminars will be held from 4-6 p.m., MST.

The Museum also will partner in presenting three films in the Tucson International Jewish Film Festival, “Thou Shalt Not Hate,” “Tiger Within” and “Masel Tov Cocktail,” as well as a post-film program with Kim Klett, Museum Teaching Fellow. For more information, visit