An Historical Inquiry of Nazism & Jim Crow: Testimony in Dialogue with Primary Sources

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This workshop will introduce the Fortunoff Video Archive’s testimony-centered curriculum “Race and Citizenship in Nazi Germany and Jim Crow United States.” The curriculum is a set of 15 online lessons that engage students in the following questions: How do we listen to testimonies given by Holocaust survivors and witnesses? What skills and attitudes do we need to engage in both empathetic listening and historical inquiry? And what does it take to articulate rigorous comparisons of race laws in the United States and Nazi Germany in the 1930s?

Teachers will listen to an overview of the curriculum and discuss its underlying pedagogy, which draws on the Fortunoff Archive’s interview method and historians’ disciplinary practices. Participants will listen to a second generation Holocaust survivor and apply what they just learned.

After lunch, we will discuss the book Hitler’s American Model, and engage in several historical inquiry activities from the Fortunoff curriculum, putting testimonies in dialogue with primary sources and the works of historians.

This workshop will be held on February 10th from 8:30 to 3:300 at the Queens Athletic complex. There is a $25.00 registration fee. To register, click here:

For questions or more information, contact Judy LaPietra


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