Holocaust education workshop at Kennesaw State helps teens delve deep into history

Every summer for the last eight years, Kennesaw State University has held informative seminars…

Georgia (Jun 12, 2015) — Every summer for the last eight years, Kennesaw State University has held informative seminars for high school students focusing on historical topics such as World War II and the Holocaust.


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The staff of the Museum of History and Holocaust Education, led by director Catherine Lewis, manage a four-day educational program in order to help students develop a deeper understanding of the Holocaust. Some of the activities include lectures from Holocaust survivors and philosophical discussions on specific World War II events.

Lewis says she thinks the workshop “introduces students to college-level thinking” and gives those with less knowledge about the Holocaust an opportunity to fully explore its history.

Herbert Kohn, a Holocaust survivor, says he likes speaking to students each summer because he wants to encourage them “not to be bystanders when crimes against humanity happen.”


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu