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2005 Holocaust Program

Two Uruguayan professionals participated in this year's training initiative

Posted: December 5, 2005 Related item: United Nations Sets Annual Holocaust Remembrance  

Amanda Cordones, from the U.S. Embassy´s Cultural Affairs office, program participant Ademas Cordones, director of the ´Centro Regional de Profesores del Suroeste´, U.S. Cultural Affairs officer Linda Gonzalez, and Raquel Katzkowicz, director of the ´Ariel Hebreo Uruguayo´ institute, also a program participant. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi)
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Amanda Cordones, from the U.S. Embassy's Cultural Affairs office, program participant Ademas Cordones, director of the 'Centro Regional de Profesores del Suroeste', U.S. Cultural Affairs officer Linda Gonzalez, and Raquel Katzkowicz, director of the 'Ariel Hebreo Uruguayo' institute, also a program participant.

For the past four years, the Department of State, in cooperation with the Association of American Holocaust Organizations (AHO) in New York, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. (USHMM), has organized a series of Summer Teacher-Training Programs in the United States to foster Holocaust education. To date this initiative has brought to the U.S. more than 100 teachers from some 14 different countries.

Through this program, participating teachers are exposed to new and different methods of teaching the Holocaust, and, by interacting with each other and with American participants, they are also able to gain new perspectives on the challenges of teaching the history of the Holocaust.

Two distinguished Uruguayan professionals were selected to participate in the 2005 program that took place the week of July 24-30, Ademas Cordones, director of the Centro Regional de Profesores del Suroeste in Colonia, and Raquel Katzkowicz, director of Instituto Ariel Hebreo Uruguayo in Montevideo. The Houston Holocaust Museum was the host institution for the two Uruguayan participants.

 

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