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Brunswick, Maine
Teaching the Holocaust Through Visual Culture
Participants visited the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine. Image courtesy of Bowdoin College.

With NEH support, Bowdoin College hosted a two-week summer seminar titled Teaching the Holocaust Through Visual Culture, which immersed middle and high school teachers in the visual history of the Holocaust. They explored an array of visual materials with interdisciplinary experts and discussed how signs, symbols, propaganda and art promoted different forms of social inclusion and exclusion. Teachers walked away with the tools and motivation to incorporate visual content into their curriculum and with a supportive cohort of colleagues from across the country.

“I left feeling so validated. Too often in education we forget to enrich our learning. Having the opportunity to study with and be listened to by individuals who have dedicated their lives to the pursuit of knowledge really left me feeling respected as a professional.”

–Survey respondent

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