The Oregonian: Portland conference asks how to teach the Holocaust as eye-witnesses disappear
Author: Nancy Haught, The Oregonian
Posted: October 25, 2012

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How to teach about the Holocaust in the absence of eye-witnesses is the subject for a half-day conference that is free and open to the public at Portland State University on Sunday, Oct. 28. 

The Oregon Holocaust Resource Center and several other organizations with Jewish roots are sponsoring the event from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Smith Memorial Student Unionroom 296-98. 

Natan Meir, associate professor of Judaic studies and history at PSU, and Sonia-Marie Leikam, executive director of the resource center, will speak. Break-out sessions and panels are planned on "The Role of the Next Generations in the Continuation of Holocaust Studies," "Concepts of Memory in Stone" and "Using Testimony in the Classroom." 

The resource center invites input from the wider community. To comment and to RSVP for the event, contact the organization's website. 

Other sponsors for Sunday's event include the Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies at Portland State University, the Portland Center for Public  HumanitiesJewish Family & Child ServiceThe Oregon Jewish Community Foundation, the Institute for Judaic Studies, The Oregon Area Jewish Committee and The Jewish Federation of Greater Portland

-- Nancy Haught