Dr. Peter Baumgarten of Blessed Memory was a German Jew who fled the Nazi menace as a young boy in the Kindertransport to England. This survivor of World War II moved to Aiken, SC as a chemist. His widow, Doris, still lives in Aiken. Several times Peter came to Columbia College to share his experience with teachers and students. Teachers who are examining their motivations for enrolling in the July workshop may wish to consider Peter’s observation made on the July workshop in a letter dated June 6, 1999.
“THIS COURSE FILLS AN IMPORTANT NEED. THE HOLOCAUST AND ALL ITS HISTORY, POLITICS, SOCIOLOGY AN PSYCHOLOGY WILL PUZZLE ALL OF US FOR A LONG TIME TO COME. COURSES SUCH AS THIS WILL PREPARE TEACHERS AN YOUNG PEOPLE TO BETTER FACE THE FUTURE AND PERHAPS SOLVE LITTLE PROBLEMS BEFORE THEY BECOME BIG ONES.”
Dr. Peter Baumgarten, Kindertransport Survivor and chemist, June 26, 1999.
SUMMER COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT 2013
Teaching of the Holocaust
Graduate Credit Course for Teachers
July 14 through July 19, 2013