MS St. Louis in Hamburg harbor.

Educators: Learn about The Legacy of the St. Louis

The Colorado Holocaust Educators have announced their fall training geared for middle and high school teachers. Due to the webinar nature of the program, educators from across the United States are invited to attend. The program is also open to non-educators interested in the topic. Colorado educators will receive 1.5 clock hours of instruction toward the renewal of their Colorado Teaching License.

The program will be presented by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, from 7 – 8:30 pm (MST).  The program will be led by Christina Chavarria, Coordinator of National Outreach at the Education Division of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM). Her role is to introduce teachers to the Museum. She highlights the importance of using individual stories and specific artifacts to make history live for students. To demonstrate this technique, Christina will discuss the Voyage of the St. Louis and U.S. Army Sergeant Anthony Acevedo.  Mexican American US Army medic Corporal Anthony Acevedo suffered unimaginable horrors as a POW of the Germans. He survived Stalag IXB and then the Berga slave labor camp, as well as the trauma and stigma of having been a prisoner of war. The webinar is designed specifically to support Colorado middle and high school teachers with resources and strategies to implement Colorado HB20-1336.

To register or for questions, contact Todd Hennessy at

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