Northwest Center for Holocaust, Genocide and Ethnocide Education
"Remembering the Past, Learning from the Present,
Healing for the Future"
The Northwest Center for Holocaust, Genocide and Ethnocide Education is located in the Secondary Education Department at Western Washington University. The NWCHGEE provides high school and middle school teachers with information and expertise on the Holocaust as well as on other acts of genocide and ethnocide in ancient and modern history. Ongoing projects include:
- Co-facilitating educational presentations and art shows about the Holocaust and genocide.
- Assisting preservice teachers in research and training in Holocaust education.
- Assisting teachers in educational programs commemorating Kristallnacht and Yom Ha Shoah.
- Creating a database of teachers, scholars and speakers interested in these subjects, and providing a list serve to share knowledge and ideas on Holocaust-Genocide education.
- Please click here if you would like to see our previous mission statement from 2006.
|Dr. Ray Wolpow is Director of the NWCHGEE and Professor of Secondary Education at Western Washington University.||
The following individuals serve on our advisory board, and guide the work of this center:
- Mrs. Noémi Ban - Retired Teacher, Golden Apple Award Winner, and survivor of Auschwitz- Birkenau
- Mr. David Dickson - Social Studies Teacher, Squalicum High School, Bellingham, WA
- Ms. Alisa Sachs - Core Teacher, Whatcom Middle School, Bellingham, WA
- Mr. Evan Ritchie - Social Studies Teacher, Ferndale High School, Ferndale, WA
- Dr. Joseph Trimble - Professor of Psychology; Center for Cross Cultural Research, Western Washington University.
- Dr. Kathleen Young - Associate Professor of Anthropology, Western Washington University
- Rev. Christopher Berry - Director, The Shalom Center, Lutheran Campus Ministry, Bellingham, WA
- Dr. Susan Kincaid - Assistant Professor of Human Services, Woodring College of Education, Western Washington University.
- Mrs. Mary Burgess - Life Song Perinatal Services, Bellingham, Wa.
- Mr. Jim Lortz- Professor of Theatre Arts at Western Washington University, and director of My Name is Noémi
- Mr. James Lehman- Social Studies teacher, Burlington-Edison High School
2010-2011 NWCHGEE Graduate Assistants Rachael Simmons and Tabitha Hall with Noémi Ban at her spring WWU presentation.
Web site manager is An Le - please contact her regarding questions or comments about the website.