Summer Seminar 2015 Schedule

Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine

Summer Seminar

Relevant Lessons of the Holocaust and Human Rights

Michael Klahr Center – University of Maine at Augusta

July 6th – 10th


Monday, July 6th

9:00-9:30 AM: Welcome, introductions, tour of the center and road map for the week, HHRC Executive Director Elizabeth Helitzer and HHRC Program Director David Greenham

9:30-10:45 AM: Truth & Reconciliation Commission, Secretary of State Matt Dunlap

10:45 – 11 AM: Break

11 AM – 12 PM: Intergenerational Trauma in the Dawnland Nations, Abbe Museum Educator George Neptune

12 PM – 12:45 PM: Lunch

12:45 PM – 1:45 PM: Holocaust Survivor, Charles Rotmil

1:45 PM – 2 PM: Break

2 – 3 PM: Weimar Republic: A Fragile Democracy – Issues of Authority and Legitimation, Anna Wrobel

3 – 4 PM: The Rise of the Nazis and 1930s Life in Nazi Germany, Anna Wrobel

4-4:15 PM: Break

4:15-5:45 PM: Echoes & Reflections: Lesson 6, Jewish Resistance – Liz Helitzer & David Greenham

5:45-7 PM: Dinner at the Klahr Center


Tuesday, July 7th

9:00-9:15 AM: Connections and Questions

9:15-10:15 AM: “The Final Solution,” Dr. Abe Peck

10:15-10:30 AM: Break

10:30 AM-11:30 AM: “Genocide in the Modern World,” Dr. Abe Peck

11:30AM-12:15 PM: Lunch

12:15-1:15 PM: Holocaust Survivor, Max Slabotsky

1:15–2:30 PM: The United States’ Search for Nazi War Criminals, Dr. Steven B. Rogers

2:30-2:45 PM: Break

2:45-3:30 PM: Creating a Museum In Your School, Leslie Appelbaum, Casco Bay High School

3:45 – 5:15 PM: Were the House Still Standing: Maine Survivors and Liberators Remember the Holocaust

5:15-7 PM: Dinner at the Klahr Center


Wednesday, July 8th

9:00-9:15 AM: Connections and Questions

9:15-10:45 AM: Echoes & Reflections: Lesson 9, Perpetrators, Collaborators, and Bystanders – Liz Helitzer & David Greenham

10:45-11:00 AM: Break

11:00 AM-11:30 AM: “The Malaga Island Story,” Kate McBrien, Maine Historical Society

11:30 AM -12:30 PM: “Creating the Malaga Island Exhibit and Educational Materials for the Maine State Museum” Kate McBrien, Maine Historical Society and Joanna Torow, Maine State Museum

12:30 – 1:15 PM: Lunch

1:15 –2 PM: “Creating the Malaga Island Exhibit on Orr’s Island,” Former Educator and Owner of Capt. Morrill’s Community Arts Center, Steve Black

2-2:45 PM: “The Treasure of Primary Sources,” David Cheever, Maine State Archives

2:45-3 PM: Break

3-4 PM:  “The Importance of Telling the Story Accurately,” John Christie & Naomi Schalit, Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting


Thursday, July 9th

Facing History and Ourselves

8:45-9AM: Meet and walk over to Studio 53

9-10:30 AM: Introduction to Facing History and Ourselves, Denny Conklin, New England Program Associate for Facing History and Ourselves

10:30-10:45 AM: Break

10:45-11:30 AM:  Sampling of Facing History & Ourselves Content and Pedagogy, Denny Conklin

11:30-11:45 AM: Break

11:45 – 1 PM: Introduction to Civil Rights Resources, Denny Conklin

1 – 1:45 PM: Lunch

1:45-2:45 PM: The Why and Resources Brainstorming Session

2:45- 3 PM: Break

3 – 4:30 PM: HHRC Educational Outreach overview– Liz Helitzer & David Greenham


Friday, July 10th

9:00-9:15 AM: Connections and questions

9:15 – 10 AM: Margaret Chase Smith Library Center & National History Day, MCS Museum Assistant John Taylor

10 – 11 AM: Imagine a School Without Hate, Phil Fogelman, Director, A World of Difference Institute, Anti-Defamation League New England Region

11 – 11:15 AM: Break

11:15– 12 PM: Creative Ideas for Teaching about the Wabanaki, Abbe Museum Educator Jen Heindel

12-12:45 PM: Civil Rights Team Project, Maine Office of the Attorney General; Brandon Baldwin

12:45 PM – 1:30 PM: Lunch

1:30 – 2:15 PM: Wrap Up, Concluding Thoughts; David Greenham & Elizabeth Helitzer

* This schedule is subject to change slightly based on adjustments in availability of the speakers and presenters.