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Every other Wednesday from 1pm-2pm PT! Teachers can earn 1 clock hour on selected discussions. 

Join engaging and highly interactive discussions of select popular Holocaust texts.  Open to teachers, students, parents and anyone else. 

Come prepared with questions and/or ideas you'd like to discuss, or just sit in and join the discussion.  

Discussions are led by:

Paul Regelbrugge is the Professional Development and Curriculum Coordinator for the Holocaust Center for Humanity. Previously, following a career as an attorney in his native Detroit and Chicago, Paul taught for 14 years in Chicago, Buffalo, Spokane and, most recently, Kent.  He is also the author of The Yellow Star House:  The Remarkable Story of One Boy's Survival in a Protected House in Hungary (2019).  

Kate Boris-Brown has been a supporter and volunteer at the Holocaust Center since 2015, assisting in the library and traveling with the Center to Poland, Austria, Czech Republic, and Israel. Books are her passion, especially books on the Holocaust, the refugee experience and Russian history. Her preferred vacation activity is scouting European bookstores for Holocaust and history publications. She has a B.A. in Literature, Graduate studies in Russian Language and post-retirement, earned UW Professional and Continuing Education Certificates in three writing programs: Nonfiction Writing, Literary Fiction I and II. 

Register below and a link to join the discussion will be sent to you. Questions? Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

BookThiefCoverThe Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Wednesday, July 8 | 1pm-2pm PT

Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read.

When Death has a story to tell, you listen.  It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still.

Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. 

Discussion led by Paul Regelbrugge. Teachers can earn 1 clock hour!

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The Choice Edith Eger

 

The Choice: Embrace the Impossible by Dr. Edith Eva Eger
Wednesday, July 22 | 1pm-2pm PT

Selected by Bill Gates as one of 5 favorite books for summer 2020. At the age of sixteen, Edith Eger was sent to Auschwitz. Hours after her parents were killed, Nazi officer Dr. Josef Mengele, forced Edie to dance for his amusement and her survival. Edie was pulled from a pile of corpses when the American troops liberated the camps in 1945.

Edie spent decades struggling with flashbacks and survivor’s guilt, determined to stay silent and hide from the past. Thirty-five years after the war ended, she returned to Auschwitz and was finally able to fully heal and forgive the one person she’d been unable to forgive—herself.

Edie weaves her remarkable personal journey with the moving stories of those she has helped heal. She explores how we can be imprisoned in our own minds and shows us how to find the key to freedom. The Choice is a life-changing book that will provide hope and comfort to generations of readers. Discussion led by Kate Boris-Brown. 

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