Fairfield teachers take part in Anti-Defamation League training


Fairfield teachers attended an Anti-Defamation League training at Quinnipiac University. Shown, from left, are Marji Lipchez-Shapiro, director of education for the Connecticut Anti-Defamation League; Lauren Moyer, Fairfield Warde High School teacher; Elba Llantin-Cruz, Fairfield Woods Middle School teacher; and Gloria Holmes, professor at the School of Education at Quinnipiac University.

Fairfield Woods Middle School teacher Elba Llantin-Cruz and Fairfield Warde High School teacher Lauren Moyer recently completed the Anti-Defamation League training program, “Echoes and Reflections: A Multimedia Curriculum on the Holocaust,” at the School of Education at Quinnipiac University.

“Echoes and Reflections” uses visual history, testimony from survivors of the Holocaust, other witnesses and additional primary source documents, including maps, photographs, timelines, literature excerpts and other materials. The curriculum is primarily used in high schools in partnership with the Anti-Defamation League, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education and Yad Vashem, the Holocaust’s Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority.

In addition, the teachers attended a lecture by Holocaust survivor Anita Ron Schorr of Fairfield, who shared her stories of surviving concentration camps, including Terezin and Auschwitz. Schorr served as a slave laborer in Hamburg before reaching Bergen-Belsen, where she was liberated.

Schorr left Israel in 1948 to join the Haganah, a Jewish parliamentary organization, and participated in the War of Independence before coming to the United States in 1959.

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