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HOLOCAUST EDUCATION IN PEDAGOGY, HISTORY, AND PRACTICE 144 Shawn, Karen Scholar-in-Residence, Holocaust Education Week 2009 Karen Shawn, Ph.D., is a visiting associate professor of Jewish education at the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration of Yeshiva University, and the editor of PRISM: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Holocaust Educators. The founder of the Holocaust Educators’ Consortium, an international, interreligious community of practice, Dr. Shawn has written extensively on Holocaust education. She is the author of the widely-used text The End of Innocence: Anne Frank and the Holocaust (1992) and co-editor of an anthology of Holocaust narratives and an accompanying teacher’s guide titled The Call of Memory: Learning about the Holocaust the Holocaust Through Narrative (2008). A recipient of the Covenant Award for Excellence in Jewish Education (2000), her most recent essay, co-authored with Agnieszka Kania, will be published in the spring 2017 issue of PRISM: “What We Never Knew, What We Learned, and How: Polish Students Reflect on Their Introduction to the Holocaust.”

van Pelt, Robert Jan Scholar-in-Residence, Holocaust Education Week 2012 Witty, Emily Amie Educator-in-Residence, Regional Communities, Holocaust Education Week 2010 Robert Jan van Pelt is a University Professor at the School of Architecture, University of Waterloo, Canada. He is acknowledged as a leading world expert on the former Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. His books have focused on the history of architecture, Auschwitz, the Holocaust, and Holocaust denial. His most recent books include a fully annotated edition of David Koker’s wartime diary, published as At the Edge of the Abyss: A Concentration Camp Diary, 1943- 1944 (Northwestern University Press, 2012). Van Pelt’s forensic work on the crematoria of Auschwitz is represented in the recent movie “Denial (2016) and was represented in “The Evidence Room,” an exhibition at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale made by faculty and students of the University of Waterloo School of Architecture. Emily Amie Witty, Ed.D. is an assistant professor of education at the Touro Graduate School of Education in New York City. She has been an international presenter on the topic of Holocaust education and has been published in PRISM: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Holocaust Educators (Azrieli Graduate School, 2009-2012). She is a contributing author to The Call of Memory: Learning About the Holocaust Through Narrative (Ben- Yehuda Press, 2008). Dr. Witty is also the co-author of the Educator’s Guide, Volume I: Years Wherein We Have Seen Evil: Selected Aspects in the History of Religious Jewry During the Holocaust: Germany (Yad Vashem, 2003). She was the recipient of the 2008 Chai Award from the UIA Federations of Canada for Holocaust education in the Regional Jewish Communities of Ontario. 145 HOLOCAUST EDUCATION IN PEDAGOGY, HISTORY, AND PRACTICE