HOLOCAUST EDUCATION IN PEDAGOGY, HISTORY, AND PRACTICE 142 Granite, Lauren Educator-in-Residence, Holocaust Education Week 2015 Hagmayr, Martin Educator-in-Residence, Holocaust Education Week 2014 Lauren Granite, is the US Education Director for Centropa, a Jewish historical institute dedicated to preserving 20th century Jewish family stories from Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans. Before joining the Centropa staff, Dr. Granite taught Jewish history in colleges, a Jewish day school and congregational schools. As a teacher, Lauren created Centropa’s first cross-cultural projects with schools in Berlin and Budapest. Since 2010, she has been building Centropa’s network of Jewish, public, parochial and charter schools; running workshops and seminars; mentoring teachers; writing lessons and projects; and establishing teacher advisory teams to advise Centropa about curricula. Lauren lives in Silver Spring, MD, in the United States. Martin Hagmayr holds a MA in History from the University of Vienna and is a graduate of the University College of Education Upper Austria. The recipient of several scholarships, he has studied at the University of Basel (Switzerland), Humboldt University of Berlin (Germany) as well as Yad Vashem and Beit Lohamei (Israel). In 2004 he completed Holocaust Memorial Service at the Hadamar Memorial Centre for the victims of the Nazi euthanasia in Germany. He has published numerous articles in German-language journals. He works with the pedagogical department of Memorial Site Hartheim Castle as well as Museum Arbeitswelt in Austria.
Phillips, Carson Managing Director, Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre Polak, Karen Educator-in-Residence Holocaust Education Week 2012 Carson Phillips is the Managing Director of the Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre in Toronto, Canada. He served as a Canadian delegate to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance from 2009-2013 and is the recipient of numerous scholarly awards, including the 2013 BMW Canada Award for Excellence from the Canadian Centre for German and European Studies, York University. Dr. Phillips has presented and published his research in Austria, Canada, Germany and the United States. An editorial board member of PRISM—An Interdisciplinary Journal for Holocaust Educators, he is a sought-after speaker for formal and non-formal educational settings on new developments and best practices in Holocaust education and pedagogy. Karen Polak is an historian and educator. She has worked for over 20 years at the Anne Frank House. Currently she coordinates a project supported by the European Commission to develop an online learning tool on antisemitism and other forms of discrimination in seven European countries (see: www.storiesthatmove.org). She is a member of the Dutch delegation to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) and chairs the IHRA Committee on the Genocide of the Roma. In 2012 she was the Educator-in-Residence during Holocaust Education Week in Toronto. 143 HOLOCAUST EDUCATION IN PEDAGOGY, HISTORY, AND PRACTICE