The Mark and Gail Appel Program in Holocaust & Antiracism Education
at York University


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We are very proud of the members of past project years and grateful for their many important contributions to its success. We hope that everyone will stay involved in the larger project. In addition to the listserv that remains active, this page of the website is meant for our "alumns," including the faculty members affiliated with the project. Please send anything you would like posted to Mark Webber.

Frédérick Guillaume Dufour

Dr. Frédérick Guillaume Dufour, a member of the 2001-2002 group, has been appointed to a tenure-track professorship in the Department of Sociology at the Université du Québec à Montréal.

Jörg Ehrnsberger and Johannes Heger

Two of TftF's members from the 2001-2002 group, Jörg Ehrnsberger and Johannes Heger, developed a concept for creative writing workshops "Wider das Vergessen" ("Against Forgetting") as their TftF project, and have been conducting them in various parts of Germany ever since. These extremely successful workshops are described in some detail in the website under the url: .

Jörg and Johannes have finished their studies and their two years of qualifying teaching. Their book Wider das Vergessen [Against Forgetting] appeared in 2006.

Piotr Trojanski

Dr. Piotr Trojanski, a member of the teaching team of TftF, is an expert on the teaching of history at the Akademia Pedagogiczna im. Komisji Edukacji Narodowej w Krakowie. He was recently interviewed by the respected Polish periodical Tygodnik Powszechny on the occasion of the sixtieth anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

Britta Frede-Wenger

Dr. Britta Frede-Wenger, who has been associated with the project since its beginning, received second prize in a nationwide competition for the best doctoral dissertation in the field of religion and ethics. Her dissertation on Religiöse Rede im Angesicht von Auschwitz. Theologie und Philosophie im jüdischen post-Holocaust Denken von Emil L. Fackenheim - mit einem Ausblick für die christliche Theologie (Religious Discourse in the Face of Auschwitz) had previously been presented to Catholic Theological Faculty of the University of Tübingen.

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