Press Release: Educating Holocaust Educators

The Graduate Center, City University of New York, has received a $138,570 grant from the Memorial Library and Art Collection of the Second World War to support programs at The Graduate Center that promote Holocaust education. The grant was awarded jointly to the Office of Continuing Education and Public Programs, under the direction of David Levine, and Professor Sondra Perl (English and Urban Education).  

Dr. Perl will design the New Perspectives on the Holocaust Project which will begin with a 2006 Summer Institute that focuses on teaching the Holocaust. Open to educators in middle schools, high schools and colleges, the Institute will offer competitive fellowships of $1,000. Following the Summer Institute, graduates will be invited to join the Holocaust Educators Network, will become Fellows of the Memorial Library, and will participate in ongoing Continuing  Education programs at the Graduate Center.

Continuing  Education & Public Programs will work with The Graduate Center’s Rosenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies to support the continuation and growth of its acclaimed public lecture series by scholars and educators, with an increased focus on recruiting the participation of teachers.  The Rosenthal Institute is directed by Dr. Randolph Braham, one of the world’s leading authorities on the Holocaust.

The Graduate Center is the doctorate-granting institution of The City University of New York.  The only consortium of its kind in the nation, the school draws its faculty of more than 1,700 members mainly from the CUNY senior colleges.

Established in 1961, The Graduate Center has grown to an enrollment of about 4,000 students in 32 doctoral programs and six master's degree programs in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.  According to the most recent National Research Council report, more than a third of The Graduate Center's rated Ph.D. programs rank among the nation's top 20 at public and private institutions. The Graduate Center also houses 28 research centers and institutes, administers the CUNY Baccalaureate Program as well as a number of other university-wide academic programs, and offers a wide range of continuing education and cultural programs of interest to the general public.

Submitted on: OCT 1, 2005

Category: Press Room | Rosenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies