Intro to Centropa in partnership with Holocaust Museum Houston

Intro to Centropa in partnership with Holocaust Museum Houston

Centropa and the Holocaust Museum Houston are pleased to offer Holocaust, Civil Rights, and Digital Literacy in the Global Classroom, a professional development webinar for teachers on Saturday, October 17, 2020, 8:30-11:30am.   

Centropa ( is a historical organization that works with teachers to use our stories of 20th century Central European Jewish life to explore students' own stories, civic values, tolerance, and global citizenship. From 2000-2009, we asked elderly Jews in 15 European countries to tell us their entire life stories spanning the 20th century as they showed us their old family photographs. We did not use video, or focus on the Holocaust, and we don't have a boxed curriculum. Teachers use our 22,000 old photographs, 1200 interviews, and short multimedia films to create the lessons they need for the students they teach—in history, ethics, geography, civics, foreign language, creative writing, English Language Arts, and film, art, and photography classes. Our materials cost nothing. 

Holocaust Museum Houston ( is dedicated to educating people about the Holocaust, remembering the 6 million Jews and other innocent victims and honoring the survivors’ legacy. Using the lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides, we teach the dangers of hatred, prejudice and apathy.  

Register here and we will send you a Zoom registration link prior to the webinar.    

Questions? Contact Lauren Granite at granite [at], Katie Batenhorst (kbatehnhorst [at] or Wendy Warren (wwarren [at] at Holocaust Museum Houston.  

 We look forward to seeing you!  


Lauren Granite, US Education Director, Centropa 

Katie Batenhorst, Centropa Coordinator, Houston 

Wendy Warren, Director of Education, Holocaust Museum Houston

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