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Speaker: Simone Schweber (Goodman Professor of Education and Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison)
Simone Schweber, Goodman Professor of Education and Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, has dedicated her academic career to researching how we teach and learn about the Holocaust. With the expansion of its academic agenda to include issues of Holocaust education, the Strassler Center invited Schweber to discuss some of the challenges that pertain to teaching in our current complicated times. In her virtual lecture, sponsored by the Legacy Heritage Fund, Schweber reasoned that Holocaust education is essentially malleable. In carefully calibrated language, Schweber described how education is open to the imprints of those who teach it, reflecting current political needs and goals.