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Simone Schweber

Simone Schweber

Education

Simone Schweber graduated from Stanford with a PhD in Jewish Education in 1999. She was very lucky to be offered a position teaching the Holocaust course at Stanford for one year because Aron Rodrigue was on sabbatical. She now serves as the Goodman Professor of Education and Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where Tony Michels, who also graduated from Stanford, is her good colleague and friend. She is author of the books Making Sense of the Holocaust: Lessons from Classroom Practice (published by Teachers College Press), and with Debbie Findling, Teaching the Holocaust (a textbook for teachers in Jewish schools). In addition, she has written numerous articles published in Teachers College Record, Jewish Social Studies, American Journal of Education, and the Journal of Jewish Education--all of which deal in some way with teaching and learning about genocide in various schooling contexts.