Deadline for applications 11.02.2018

Holocaust TeacherTraining in the USA

szkolenia dla nauczycieli w USA, fot. ze zbiorów Bernadety Mechelewskiej-Koruby, Nowy Jork 2008

The U.S. Embassy and POLIN Museum invite teachers to apply for Holocaust TeacherTraining in the USA.

The U.S. Embassy Warsaw and the Polin Museum have partnered again this year to sponsor Polish secondary teachers to travel to the United States for a Holocaust teacher training program which will take place in the summer of 2018.  For more than a decade, the U.S. Department of State, in cooperation with the Association of Holocaust Organizations (AHO) in New York, has helped organize summer teachertraining programs in the United States to foster Holocaust education. To date, this initiative has brought more than 250 teachers (including 80 from Poland) from approximately thirteen countries to U.S. Holocaust-related institutions for training seminars..

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The seminar creates an opportunity for teachers to familiarize themselves with Holocaust teaching methods and to exchange experiences with American and foreign teachers. It also provides an occasion to enhance knowledge about Judaism, Jewish history and culture, history of anti-Semitism, etc. Teachers are exposed to new and innovative methods of teaching the Holocaust, and by interacting with each other and with American participants, are able to gain new perspectives on the challenges of teaching the history of the Holocaust.

Participants must be Polish secondary school teachers (middle or high school), whose classes/curriculum includes Holocaust teaching. Fluent English is required.

In order to apply the applicant needs to send the application and resume via e-mail to: [email protected]  The deadline for submissions is February 11, 2018


If you are interested in participating in the program, please fill in the questionnaire in both English and Polish (download below) and attach a resume in both languages. Replies should be limited to a total of 3-4 A4 pages (plus resume). Letters of recommendation are welcome.

Please send your questionnaires only by e-mail to the following address: [email protected]. We are  accepting applications until 11 February 2018.

Based on the submitted questionnaires, the recruitment committee will make a preliminary selection of candidates and invite selected people to individual meetings at the POLIN Museum in Warsaw on 26 February -2 March 2018. In case a candidate is not able to travel for the meeting, the recruitment committee will enable an on-line / internet / Skype interview.

The coordinator of the program in Poland is the POLIN Museum in cooperation with the US Embassy. The implementation of the program depends on the received State Department funding. The Museum and organizers will cover the costs of participation in the program (flight, accommodation, meals). Participants are asked to pay for the B1 / B2 visa