July 19, 2010
Elizabeth Blevins, Director, Office of Communications
Phyllis Noah, Communications Coordinator
Office: (740) 351-3810; FAX: (740) 351-3179; Cell: (740)
940 Second Street – Portsmouth, Ohio 45662
Holocaust Workshop Scheduled at Shawnee State University
Meet and hear from Holocaust scholars and watch brutally
graphic and heartbreakingly poignant film footage of the
Holocaust before and during World War II in an intensive
one-week study of the Holocaust at Shawnee State University.
The workshop is scheduled 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 2
through Thursday, Aug. 6 where students learn to pursue a
new and better humanity.
may register for one, two or three hours of graduate credit
awarded by Ohio University or three semester undergraduate
credit hours through SSU. The workshop may also be taken as
a non-credit class through SSU University Outreach Services
for a fee of $259. The cost of graduate credit hours is $120
for one credit hour; $210 for two credit hours; and $300 for
three credit hours.
encouraged to pursue individual projects about the
Holocaust, projects that might range from future lesson
plans for teachers taking the course to personal
genealogical studies. Over the years, nearly 500 people have
taken the workshop. Many have reported experiences that they
themselves have called transforming.
instructors are Herbert Hochhauser, emeritus professor at
Kent State University, Thomas Piontek, assistant professor
of English at SSU, and Tom Sorosiak, adjunct faculty member
at Bowling Green State University.
was born in Berlin, Germany, and survived the war in
unoccupied France and Switzerland, coming to the United
States in 1948. He produced 10 television documentaries
about the Holocaust that aired on PBS. The National Academy
of Television Arts and Sciences awarded Emmys to six of the
born in Frankfurt, Germany, and did his undergraduate work
in Germany and England. He is the author of a book on gender
and sexuality studies and numerous articles, book chapters
and encyclopedia entries on a wide range of topics,
including literature, cultural studies, and pedagogy. He and
Scott Minar are working on a manuscript for a book of
bilingual poems as a paean to Paul Celan, a German-speaking
Romanian Jew whose family was killed by the Nazis and he was
one of the major poets of the post-WWII era.
Fulbright Scholar and Atlantik-Brucke Fellow, was a social
studies teacher for public schools and also taught at the
collegiate level. He presents seminars for teachers and at
social studies conferences on the topics of the Holocaust
and contemporary Germany. In 2008, he was awarded the Cross
of the Order of Merit (Bundesverdienstkreuz) from President
Horst Kohler of the Federal Republic of Germany.
information or to register, call Ginnie Moore, director,
Outreach Services at (740) 351-3274 or toll free at (866)