Darrell M. Schwartz, a teacher at Royal Palm Beach High School has been selected, with a full scholarship, to attend Appalachian State University’s 12th annual Martin & Doris Rosen Symposium on Remembering the Holocaust: A Summer Symposium for Educators and the Community.
Schwartz is the lead teacher of the International Business Academy as well as the Holocaust and Jewish history. He recently founded the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, which is the first of its kind in Palm Beach County.
Schwartz has studied the history of the Holocaust at Yad Vashem in Israel, Facing History and Ourselves in New York City, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. and at Florida Atlantic University.
The purpose of the Martin & Doris Rosen Symposium is to provide a wide audience of public school teachers, university faculty, students and concerned citizens with information and insights about the victims, perpetrators and consequences of the Nazi Holocaust. The symposium will raise basic questions about intolerance, indifference and human courage in a dangerous world.
“I have personally dedicated myself to teach our students about the history of hate that leads to genocides and the Holocaust, in hopes they will become better citizens and not let this happen in the future,” Schwartz said.
The 2013 summer symposium takes place July 13 to 18. For more information, visit www.holocaust.appstate.edu.