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The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: Meeting the Challenges of Holocaust Education

photo of Aleisa Fishman
Wednesday, February 22, 2023
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Aleisa Fishman

Hosted by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is the nation's living memorial to the Holocaust. In this OLLI special event lecture, Aleisa Fishman, a member of the museum's founding staff, will discuss the establishment of the museum nearly 30 years ago, its architecture and its mission. Today, museum programs reach professionals in law enforcement, the military, diplomacy, medicine and religion, as well as teachers and students. Staff work to foster growth in the field of Holocaust studies and to educate and inspire the public to learn more about past genocides. Fishman will discuss this educational work, as well as share insights from the museum's international educational outreach programs, including her efforts to bring exhibitions abroad.

Aleisa Fishman is a historian at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Within the International Educational Outreach division, she leads the team's work to present USHMM exhibitions and related educational programming abroad. A member of the museum's founding staff, Fishman encourages audiences to explore the history of the Holocaust and how that history remains relevant today. She curated the museum's podcast series "Voices on Antisemitism," a component of the museum's efforts to address contemporary antisemitism. A graduate of Duke, Fishman received her Ph.D. in American history from American University.

Lecture + Q&A • Online via Zoom • No Fee

This event is free and open to the public. It will be recorded. Register at the event URL to receive the Zoom link via email.