Avner Shalev leads Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, in Jerusalem.
Philipp Mittnik is a professor of education at the University of Vienna. He has studied how the Holocaust is taught in Austrian schools.
Stuart Foster is executive director of the Centre for Holocaust Education at University College London. He led the center’s large-scale investigation into what students in the United Kingdom know about the Holocaust.
Jenny Carson is an education officer working on teacher training at the Holocaust Educational Trust. Her organization works to ensure children understand the Holocaust and successfully advocated for the Holocaust to be added to the United Kingdom’s national curriculum for history.
Fred Whittaker teaches at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School in Louisville, Ky. He advocated for state-mandated Holocaust education for more than a decade before legislators followed his advice and passed a new law in 2018.
Meredith Weisel is the director of Maryland government and community relations for the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington. She’s argued that Holocaust education would reduce anti-Semitic incidents in schools.
Rob Wagner is a Democratic state senator in Oregon who co-sponsored a 2019 bill mandating Holocaust education in the state’s public and private high schools. The bill passed and will take effect in the fall of 2020.
Kori Street is the senior director of programs and operations for the Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education at the University of Southern California. She specializes in the use of Holocaust survivor testimonies in the classroom and has served on international and national committees on Holocaust remembrance and research. Arrange an interview through […]
Karen Small is the managing director of the Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life at Rutgers University. She oversees the school’s Holocaust Resource Center and helps lead training programs for educators.