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It began one night: A Readers Theater & Discussion Exploring Kristallnacht

 Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021


 Times: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


    OR    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


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Sponsored by The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies-Join us January 27, 2021 for a free virtual event exploring the events leading up to Kristallnacht.

The event will include a readers' theater by the students of Fruitport High School and a discussion with our guest Karen Shawn, Ph.D. a professor, author and editor specializing in Holocaust education. 


For background information on the events leading up to Kristallnacht, please visit

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The MAISD is a strong regional education service agency serving the public schools of Muskegon and parts of Oceana, Ottawa, and Newaygo counties.

Our primary mission is to provide the leadership, programs, and services that enhance the success of everyone we serve and it is our vision to be the premier source for quality educational leadership, programs, and services.

Continuing Education

2 Professional Development Hours

No SCECHs Available


Karen Shawn, Ph.D., is associate professor of Jewish education and administration at the Azrieli Graduate School of Yeshiva University (YU) and founding editor of YU's publication PRISM: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Holocaust Educators. She taught Holocaust education in the Yad Vashem Summer Seminars for a decade and served also as educational consultant for the American Friends of the Ghetto Fighters’ House. She is co-editor, with Dr. Keren Goldfrad, of the anthology The Call of Memory: Learning about the Holocaust Through Narrative (2008) and its companion teacher’s guide. Her most recent presentation was in Israel at the 2019 Future of Holocaust Testimonies V conference, and her current research is focused on alternatives to traditional Holocaust curricula in American schools.

Sarah Woycehoski is a history teacher at Fruitport High School. In July 2016 she completed the United States Holocaust Museum and Memorial Teacher Fellowship program and attended the Michigan Holocaust Educators Network summer program. Sarah is a board member of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies-Muskegon.

Tom Hinken is the social studies consultant for the Muskegon Area ISD. Prior to coming to work at the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District, Tom taught social studies for 20 years in elementary and middle schools. Tom is also an active member on statewide social studies committees.




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