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.
"Civic Awareness and Choosing to Participate: Lessons From the Holocaust That Are Relevant Today"
SUMMER COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT 2018
July 16-18, 2018
This course is a hybrid of on line courses and assignments and 2 1/2 day’s of “face to face” interaction with the 2 professors: Dr Mary Johnson from Facing History and Ourselves and Dr Tracy West of Columbia College in Columbia, SC.
The course continues to be heavily underwritten by the Council.
Summer Course Application
Dr. Mary Johnson, Facing History And Ourselves
Dr. Tracy West, Columbia College
Three graduate hours (Educ. 728)
Paid by South Carolina Council on the Holocaust
Room and Board:
Provided by South Carolina Council on the Holocaust for all teachers who
wish to live on campus during the week. Lunches and evening meal programs will be covered for day students. No travel stipends will be provided.
Registration and Materials fee:
$125.00 due and payable to Columbia College upon acceptance of application.
$100 if paid before April 1, 2018
All undergraduate course credit at Columbia College is only offered to women.
This Graduate credit course is offered to both men and women.