Jump to main content

Classrooms Without Borders

Past Events

Shalmi Balmor Lectures

Sunday, March 11, 2012
5:00pm - 6:30pm and 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Rodef Shalom Congregation
4905 5th Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Lecture for 2nd Generation Holocaust Survivors (the children of Holocaust survivors) and Wine and Cheese Reception Monday, March 12, 2012, 5:00 -6:30 pm, Holocaust Center of Greater Pittsburgh

Lecture, Berlin - A City Haunted by History and the Politics of Memory and Open House for Classrooms Without Borders trip to Berlin next Fall  Monday, March 11, 2012, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, Rodef Shalom Congregation

Shalmi Barmore is an historian and educator. From 1972-1996 he was the director of Yad Vashem's Department for Education which he founded. During that time he also taught history at the Hebrew University's School for Overseas Students.

He served as historical consultant to Claude Lanzmann's film "Shoah", as visiting director of the Martyr's Memorial and Museum of the Holocaust in Los Angeles (1984) and consultant to the Education Committee of the US Holocaust Commission.

Based on his perception that too much emphasis has been put on how Jews died and not enough on how they lived. Barmore conceived and created an innovative educational institution - ECHO. This is an educational platform dedicated to recapturing the history of Jewish civilization in different European cities through traveling seminars. Over the past twenty years he has served as scholar in residence
for many groups visiting Poland, Germany and other parts of East and Central Europe.