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The Emil A. and Jenny Fish Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

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Our Mission

In June 2019, Yeshiva University launched its Emil A. and Jenny Fish Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. At its very core, the center’s goal is to build a new cadre of practicing teachers and lay leaders across the nation who are well-educated about and fully committed to Holocaust Education and the contemporary fight against anti-Semitism and prejudices throughout the globe. The center will bring together under one umbrella a variety of world-renowned YU faculty and programs working in the growing field of Holocaust and Genocide Studies – in history, law, social work, education, Jewish Studies, psychology and more. By offering an MA degree, certificate, lectures, workshops, seminars and other resources and activities, it is the mission of the Fish Center to ensure that the Shoah and other genocides will continue to be further explored, understood and taught by scholars, teachers and the greater community. It is through a broad range of scholarly activities, educational programs and community engagement that the Fish Center plays a crucial role in combatting Holocaust amnesia and fatigue and the rise of contemporary anti-Semitism, racism, intolerance and hate.

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Our Mission

In June 2019, Yeshiva University launched its Emil A. and Jenny Fish Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. At its very core, the center’s goal is to build a new cadre of practicing teachers and lay leaders across the nation who are well-educated about and fully committed to Holocaust Education and the contemporary fight against anti-Semitism and prejudices throughout the globe. The center will bring together under one umbrella a variety of world-renowned YU faculty and programs working in the growing field of Holocaust and Genocide Studies – in history, law, social work, education, Jewish Studies, psychology and more. By offering an MA degree, certificate, lectures, workshops, seminars and other resources and activities, it is the mission of the Fish Center to ensure that the Shoah and other genocides will continue to be further explored, understood and taught by scholars, teachers and the greater community. It is through a broad range of scholarly activities, educational programs and community engagement that the Fish Center plays a crucial role in combatting Holocaust amnesia and fatigue and the rise of contemporary anti-Semitism, racism, intolerance and hate.

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Graduate Studies

The Center intends to offer a graduate program where students can pursue an MA degree (total of 30 credits) in the growing field of Holocaust and Genocide Studies. Relying on the resources and faculty in one of the world’s premier Jewish institutions for higher education, the program will offer a unique investigation of the Holocaust of European Jewry through an interdisciplinary exploration.

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Teaching Certificate

The Center will also offer certification for practicing teachers in Holocaust and Genocide Studies. By offering courses primarily in history and education, in both an on-line and traditional in-class setting, the program will attract teachers from all over the United States and will offer them a program that is steeped in Jewish learning and that will have a far-reaching impact on the shaping of Holocaust memory, scholarship and pedagogy.

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The Center

The Fish Center engages the YU network and greater community with public events, conferences commemorations and other educational programs all dedicated to Holocaust remembrance.

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Courses

Our courses span a multitude of academic fields, all through the lens of Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

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Courses

Our courses span a multitude of academic fields, all through the lens of Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

News and Resources

What’s Wrong with Holocaust Education Today?

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What’s Wrong with Holocaust Education Today?

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