UW-Madison’s Simone Schweber was recently appointed a member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Education Committee.
The Education Committee provides guidance and advice to the museum’s Levine Institute for Holocaust Education, which oversee exhibitions, outreach, teacher training and leadership training. In addition to creating educational programs and resources for the general public, the Levine Institute for Holocaust Education targets two critical audiences -- youth and leaders -- and works to ensure the relevance of the Holocaust for the future.
“It’s really a tremendous honor to be asked to serve and I’m excited to help bridge the gap between research, policy and practice,” says Schweber, an expert on teaching and learning about the Holocaust and genocide.
Schweber is the university’s Michael and Judy Goodman Professor of Education and Jewish Studies. She is a faculty member with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and is currently serving as the director of the Mosse/Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies.
Her term with the Education Committee will last two years.
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is located in Washington, D.C.