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Teacher Cadre

Birmingham Holocaust Education Center (BHEC)

Teacher Cadre

October 2015

Ken Wiggins, Ranburne High School, leads discussion on "The War in the East."

The goal of the Teacher Cadre is to enhance teachers' knowledge of the Holocaust and its pedagogy as well as to provide a network for peer exchange.  Study/Learning Sessions are scheduled on a regular basis during the school year.


Join Here (online application)

All interested teachers are invited to join the Teacher Cadre.  Membership affords the opportunity to receive the latest information about Holocaust Education via e-mail as well as notification of Study/Learning Sessions.


Teacher Cadre Resources (page arriving soon)



Upcoming Sessions

(Open to All Teachers.  We ask only that you let us know that you are coming.)


Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 5:00 pm

"The War in the East"

Facilitator: Ken Wiggins, Ranburne High School


Intro Video (2:28):  Paul Shapiro on the Historical Contributions of Father Patrick Desbois


We will explore what happened during the War in the East and its impact on the Final Solution.

Included in our discussion:

  • When did the Holocaust actually begin
  • The role of the Einsatzgruppen in the Final Solution
  • Functionalist vs. Intentionalist debate


Please RSVP to the BHEC Education Coordinator so we know to expect you.



Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 5:00 pm

"The Massacres in Bialystok"

Facilitator: Ann Mollengarden


We will explore the fate of the community of Bialystok, Poland after the Nazi invasion.




Thursday, January 28, 2016, 5:00 pm


Thursday, March 10, 2016, 5:00 pm










Page last updated:  November 12, 2015