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FDR Library: "Never Again IS Now" Virtual Teachers Conference Nov. 2
Media Alert · Thursday, October 28, 2021

Washington, DC

WHAT:    The National Archives Franklin D. Roosevelt Library will host Never Again IS Now, a virtual Holocaust Educators Conference. Speakers will share proven strategies for using primary sources to combat Holocaust denial, antisemitism, and other forms of racism -- in person and online. Participants will learn to communicate how and why the Holocaust happened in order to strengthen students’ critical thinking skills about their roles in society. Made possible in cooperation with the Jewish Federation of Dutchess County, NY.

WHEN:   Tuesday, November 2, 8 a.m. –3 p.m. ET                                       

WHO:    FDR Library Education Specialist Jeffrey Urbin, Morgenthau Scholar-in-Residence Abby Gondek, and experts from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 3GNY, and Echos and Reflections.

WHERE:    Anywhere! The conference is virtual. 

HOW:    The conference is free and open to interested educators, but registration is required. Contact Education Specialist Jeffrey Urbin at jeffrey.urbin@nara.gov. Panels will be recorded and made available online afterwards. Follow on Twitter @FDRLibrary.

Background:
The National Archives is the international epicenter of Holocaust-era research, holding hundreds of millions of records that document Nazi war crimes, refugee issues, and investigations and recovery of looted assets. Holdings also include captured German records used as evidence at the Nuremberg Trials and records of the Monuments Men. See National Archives News: Holocaust Records for more information. 

ICYMI: Examining American Responses to the Holocaust: Digital Possibilities
On October 12-15, the FDR Library’s hosted its first-ever online international Holocaust conference. Sessions highlights on the FDR Library’s YouTube page.

The Morgenthau Holocaust Collections Project at the FDR Library uses digital tools to share  primary sources about FDR’s response to the Holocaust. Created in 2017, the Center is named for Henry Morgenthau Jr., FDR’s friend, advisor, Cabinet member, and head of the War Refugee Board. Morgenthau was a key moral voice for the Roosevelt Administration, and his papers are part of the FDR Library collection. 

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