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Teacher Training, English & Spanish Resources
Teacher Training, English & Spanish Resources

Sat, Apr 22


Holocaust Museum LA

Teacher Training, English & Spanish Resources

Jews of Spanish Heritage in the Holocaust: Spanish & English Language Resources for Educators. Join Holocaust Museum LA and Centropa for a FREE educator training on the experience of Jews of Spanish heritage during the Holocaust.

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Time & Location

Apr 22, 2023, 10:00 AM PDT – Apr 23, 2023, 3:30 PM PDT

Holocaust Museum LA, 100 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA


In this seminar, we will share resources and ready-to-teach lesson plans around Jews whose ancestors were originally from Spain—Sephardic Jews. 

In this training you will:

  •  learn about the history and experiences of Sephardic Jews in the Balkans during the Holocaust;
  •  return to class with primary sources for teaching about Sephardic Jews;
  •  hear from experienced teachers how they successfully use Centropa materials in their classes;
  • take away new activities, lessons, and projects you can do with your students;
  •  tour Holocaust Museum LA’s exhibition and learn how to bring your students or use HMLA’s materials in class;
  • discover Centropa’s and Holocaust Museum LA’s upcoming professional development opportunities.

$75 stipend available for current teachers. Lunch will be served.

Resources can be used to teach about Holocaust history, social studies, ELA, art, foreign language, filmmaking, photography, and civics.


Centropa, a historical institute, based in Vienna, interviewed 1,200 elderly Jews living in 15 European countries. We didn’t use video or focus on the Holocaust. We asked our respondents to tell us their entirelife stories spanning the 20th c. as they showed us their old family photographs, which we digitized.

Holocaust Museum LA is the first survivor-founded and oldest Holocaust museum in the United States. The Museum teaches students and visitors to think critically about the lessons of the Holocaust and its social relevance today through customized tours, artifact-rich exhibitions, creative educational programs, and intergenerational conversations with survivors. Museum admission is free for students from anywhere across the globe.

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