The U.S. Embassy and POLIN Museum invite teachers to apply for Holocaust Teacher-Training in the USA


The U.S. Embassy Warsaw and the Polin Museum have partnered again this year to sponsor Polish secondary teachers to travel to the United States for a Holocaust teacher training program which will take place in 2017.  For more than a decade, the U.S. Department of State, in cooperation with the Association of Holocaust Organizations (AHO) in New York, has helped organize summer teacher-training programs in the United States to foster Holocaust education. To date, this initiative has brought more than 250 teachers (including 80 from Poland) from approximately thirteen countries to U.S. Holocaust-related institutions for training seminars.

The seminar creates an opportunity for teachers to familiarize themselves with Holocaust teaching methods and to exchange experiences with American and foreign teachers. It also provides an occasion to enhance knowledge about Judaism, Jewish history and culture, history of anti-Semitism, etc. Teachers are exposed to new and innovative methods of teaching the Holocaust, and by interacting with each other and with American participants, are able to gain new perspectives on the challenges of teaching the history of the Holocaust.

Participants must be Polish secondary school teachers (middle or high school), whose classes/curriculum includes Holocaust teaching. Fluent English is required.

The U.S. Embassy in Warsaw and the State Department will cover all costs and airfare for participating teachers (except from B1/B2 visas).

In order to apply the applicant needs to send the application and resume via email to:  The deadline for submissions is January 22, 2017. The recruitment, travel and participation logistics are coordinated with the U.S. embassy and POLIN Museum. The details describing the application process are described here: