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UNI Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education to sponsor teacher workshop

November 7, 2011

Stephen J. Gaies, director, UNI Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education, 319-273-3870,
Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education (CHGE) at the University of Northern Iowa is offering a workshop, "Teaching about the Holocaust and the Iowa Core Curriculum."  The workshop, co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines, will take place on Thursday, Nov. 10, from 3:30 to 7 p.m., at Temple B’nai Jeshurun, 5201 Grand Ave., Des Moines.  There is no fee to attend the workshop, but participants must register in advance. 

Close to 30 educators will explore how the Holocaust can be taught to help students develop essential concepts and skills in social studies and language arts mandated by the Iowa Core.  Cheryl Mullenbach, social studies consultant, Iowa Department of Education, will make a presentation and answer questions.  The workshop, which is being held on Nov. 10 to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass) pogrom, will also include a presentation by Fred Lorber, a resident of Des Moines who lived through Kristallnacht in his home city of Vienna, Austria.  Other workshop activities will give participants opportunities to explore these and other topics.

For more information, please contact Stephen Gaies, director of the CHGE, at