Center for Continuing Studies - Innovative Leadership for Lifelong Learning

Center for Continuing Studies - Innovative Leadership for Lifelong Learning - St. Cloud State University

Holocaust Literature

During this course, critical elements of the history used as a backdrop in Holocaust literature and utilizing actual texts (e.g., Night) will be reviewed. Other topics and activities:

  • Backgrounds of authors are addressed in order to better understand the religious and cultural contexts of selected texts
  • A glossary is provided from Jewish life/Judaism used in Holocaust literature
  • Guided discussions of the themes that can be developed in classrooms
  • Exploration of resources from the U.S. Holocaust Museum, Yad Vashem, films and the internet

Meet the Presenter:

Dr Joseph A EdelheitDr. Joseph A. Edelheit, D Min, DD, Director and Professor of Religious and Jewish Studies at SCSU from 2003 to present.  Dr. Edelheit has also served as the senior Rabbi at Temple Israel, Minneapolis, from 1992 - 2001.  Dr. Rabbi Edelheit has authored several essays and chapters dealing with interfaith relations.  He was the cofounder of the Downtown Interfaith Forum in Minneapolis. 


This class will not be offered this year, but check back as we are hoping to offer it next year. 

For more information contact Gail Ruhland at or 320.308.5759.

Additional Education Administration/Educator Workshops offered during Summer 2011