international activities

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2010

Pekin, Illinois - USA

Skype conference with middle and high school students and Simone Liebster.
December 13

Cherryville High School, Cherryville, North Carolina - USA

Skype conference with 11th grade students and Simone Liebster.
December 6
>> Article from the Cherryville Eagle, December 8, 2010
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San Antonio, Texas - USA

Skype conference with French middle and high school students and Simone Liebster.
December 3

Arizona Council for the Social Studies Fall Conference, Phoenix, Arizona - USA

Held at Arizona State University West Campus, the conference theme was "Social Studies: To the Centennial & Beyond." Exhibitors Renee Ochsner and Kristin Walter shared information about the Nazi persecution of Jehovah's Witnesses and curriculum materials from the Arnold-Liebster Foundation website. Arizona Council for the Social Studies includes the Arnold-Liebster Foundation on its Websites of A.C.S.S. Affiliated Organizations & Classroom Resources for teachers and social studies specialists.
October 29

Arizona Council for the Social Studies Fall Conference, Phoenix, Arizona - USA

Choices and Challenges of Citizens Under the Third Reich, Illinois - USA

Gaye Flowers and Marge Fulton presented this workshop on October 15 as part of the Illinois Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference in Lisle. High-ranking officials, scientists, and other professionals who considered themselves good, law-abiding citizens were later convicted for Nazi war crimes. Others, however, refused to violate their conscience and the very principles which madethemexemplary citizens. A Skype interview with one such survivor, Simone Liebster, was a highlight of this presentation.
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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute,  University of Massachusetts Boston - USA

Non-Jewish Victims of the Third Reich, a four-week course for adult learners, was offered during Fall Semester 2010 and facilitated by Janet Lemus. A focus of the course was Simone Arnold Liebster’s story as related in her memoir Facing the Lion: Memoirs of a Young Girl in Nazi Europe, highlighting choices and consequences of individual decisions. Discussing that some core values must be non-negotiable offered a look at the enormity of facing an entire nation’s value system. This provided a segue into current issues that face humans of all ages. The course finished with an interactive Skype conference with Simone Liebster on October 14th. One participant commented afterward: “This course opened my eyes to how easy evil can spread around the world. I will try and teach my grandchildren to think, analyze before making any life decisions that will affect their future... I will never forget the lessons of standing up for one’s beliefs.”

Video Conferences and Resources Teacher Workshop, Alabama – USA

This workshop was held on July 26, 2010 at Alabama State University in Montgomery. Leonita Nelson, workshop presenter and 5th grade teacher with Montgomery Public Schools, demonstrated how to use video conferences to integrate technology in the classroom. Educators had an opportunity to interview Simone Arnold Liebster from France through a live Skype interview, focusing on the value of using her testimony to help students understand the importance of adhering to one's conscience and taking a stand for what is right.

Jehovah's Witnesses Stand Firm: Choice vs. Consequence Workshop, South Carolina - USA

This workshop was presented on July 14, 2010 as part of a five-day Holocaust and Human Behavior seminar presented by Facing History and Ourselves and South Carolina Council on the Holocaust at Columbia College. Using primary documents and the first-person survivor testimony of Simone Arnold Liebster in an interactive Skype conference from France, presenter Diana Zientek focused on the difficult choices made by Jehovah's Witnesses, a group of people who adhered to their beliefs despite brutal efforts to make them conform to Nazi ways.
>> Educator comment

Seminole, Florida - USA

Skype conference with middle and high school students and Simone Liebster.
August 8

Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies at Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina - USA

9th Annual Rosen Summer Symposium "Remembering the Holocaust." Contributed to the Institute by providing teacher packets and curriculum resources. Diana Zientek presented information about the Nazi persecution of Jehovah's Witnesses.
July 18-22

Holocaust Documentation and Education Center, Hollywood, Florida - USA

Summer Teacher Institute on Holocaust Education
Contributed to the Institute by providing teacher packets
June 14-18

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, Skokie, Illinois - USA

2010 Summer Institute For Secondary Educators: Teaching the Holocaust
Contributed to the Institute by providing teacher resource packets
June 14-18

North Windy Ridge School, Weaverville, North Carolina - USA

Skype conference with 6th grade students and Simone Liebster.
June 14

North Windy Ridge School, Weaverville, North Carolina - USA

Skype conference with 6th grade students and Simone Liebster.
June 10

Clyde A. Erwin Middle School, Asheville, North Carolina - USA

Skype conference with 6th grade students and Simone Liebster.
June 8
>> Educator comment

Northrop High School, Fort Wayne, Indiana – USA

Skype conference with 10th grade students and Simone Liebster.
June 4

Wawasee Middle School, Syracuse, Indiana - USA

Two Skype conferences with 8th grade students and Simone Liebster.
May 28

Cherryville High School, Cherryville
North Carolina - USA

Skype conference with 11th grade students and Simone Liebster.
May 27
>> Educator comment

Chimicum Middle School, Port Ludlow
Washington - USA

Skype conference with 7th grade students and Simone Liebster.
May 7

McKinley Elementary School, Davenport, Iowa – USA

Exhibit “Who Am I? Young Minds Forced to Choose”
April 29 – May 5

McKinley Elementary School, Davenport, Iowa – USA

Skype conference with 5th grade students and Simone Liebster.
April 30
>> Educator comment

Plato Academy Charter School, Clearwater
Florida – USA

Skype conference with 6th and 7th grade students and Simone Liebster.
April 28
>> Educator comment

Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities, Rock Island, Illinois - USA

Exhibit “Who Am I? Young Minds Forced to Choose”
April 18
The 29th Annual Quad Cities Holocaust Remembrance

Mundelein, Illinois - USA

Skype conference with middle and high school students and Simone Liebster.
April 17

Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa - USA

Spring Holocaust Course
Guest presentation by Greg and Sandra Milakovich
Contributed to the course by providing student packets 
April 13

Manchester Middle School, Richmond, Virginia - USA

Skype conference with 7th grade students and Simone Liebster at Virginia Holocaust Museum
April 2

>> Virginia Holocaust Museum July 2010 Newsletter (Excerpt)
>> Educator comment

Mount Mercy College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa - USA

Exhibit “Jehovah’s Witnesses—Faith Under Fire”
April 1 - 30
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North Carolina's Center for the Advancement of Teaching Workshop for Holocaust Educators - USA

This three-day conference highlighted Perspectives on Genocide in the Shadow of the Holocaust and was held at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. On March 5th, Diana Zientek presented the experience of Jehovah's Witnesses, including a Skype interview with Simone Liebster for which teachers had the opportunity to submit interview questions in advance.
>> Educator comment
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Orangewood K-8 Elementary School, Phoenix
Arizona – USA.

Skype conference with 8th grade students and Simone Liebster.
March 5

Pekin, Illinois - USA

Skype conference with middle and high school students and Simone Liebster.
February 20

Basalt Middle School, Basalt, Colorado – USA

Three Skype conferences with 8th grade students and Simone Liebster.
February 24

Curriculum Integration of Technology Workshop, Alabama – USA

This workshop was presented in three sessions as part of the Mega Professional Development Day for Lowndes County Public Schools on January 15, 2010 at Central High School, Hayneville, Alabama...
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