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Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education

Dr. Amy Weiss
Annunciation Center - Main Floor

Phone: (973) 290-4351

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CSE Hosts 28th Annual Kristallnacht Commemoration

Eighty years ago, Nazis orchestrated a highly organized attacked on Jews throughout Germany. Synagogues burned, Jewish owned businesses were destroyed and nearly 100 Jews were killed all while law enforcement officers refused to act. This evening of unprecedented violence and antisemitism is known as Kristallnacht, or the night of broken glass.

To remember this horrific event, CSE's Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education hosted the 28th Annual Kristallnacht Commemoration on Monday, November 5. The keynote speaker was Professor Noah Isenberg from the New School.

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Center Director Dr. Amy WeissMeet the Center Director

Dr. Amy Weiss received her doctoral degree from the departments of Hebrew & Judaic Studies and History at New York University.

Her goals for the center include increasing student and community involvement, diversifying the curriculum to include other genocides and increasing the learning opportunities, especially for K-12 teachers who are mandated by the state to teach Holocaust and genocide studies.

Center Offerings

  • Photo of Holocaust plaqueAnnual Kristallnacht commemorations.
  • Workshops for public and private school teachers in conjunction with the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education.
  • In service workshops for public and Catholic school teachers.
  • Programs for secondary, public and Catholic school students. For example, presentations at state, national and international gatherings of teachers, religious groups, holocaust survivors and civic groups
  • Trips to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, the Museum of Jewish Heritage/A Living Memorial to the Holocaust and the Ellis Island Immigration Museum.

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Mission Statement

The Mission of the Center is to provide education and remembrance of the Holocaust and other genocides, to facilitate Catholic/Jewish dialogue and interfaith understanding, and to do so with high academic and scholarly standards, as well as standards consistent with the teachings of Vatican Council II.

The Center aims to provide a variety of programs, courses, resources, and other educational opportunities to CSE undergraduate and graduate students and the community, as well as for teachers to enable them to help their own students meet the New Jersey State mandate for education about the Holocaust and genocide.