What is the Role of Yiddish in Holocaust Education?

March 4, 2021 - 6:00pm

What is the role of Yiddish in Holocaust education, and: what role does the Holocaust as an event play in Yiddish studies curricula today? Meyer Weinshel will provide some examples, and speak to the challenges when answering both of these questions.

Meyer Weinshel is a PhD candidate in Germanic studies, the CHGS Education Coordinator and RA, and lecturer of Yiddish studies at the Ohio State University. In addition to teaching and TAing for German and Holocaust studies courses at the University of Minnesota, he has also been locally active with Yiddish language pedagogy. In 2019 and 2020, he taught beginner Yiddish with Jewish Community Action, and also helped pilot the Yiddish Book Center's new language textbook in the Twin Cities. He has also worked as a teaching assistant for the Yiddish Book Center's intensive summer language program for undergraduate students. 

Presented by the Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies. Co-sponsored by the Center for Austrian Studies, the Center for Jewish Studies, and the Department of German, Nordic, Slavic & Dutch

(Please note change from original date of 2/25/21)