Perpetrators and Bystanders: What Does it Mean For Us Today?


with Steve Thompson

The Holocaust is the most thoroughly documented example of human behavior in its extreme, under government orchestration. We will focus on the concepts of power, obedience, loyalty, decision-making, justice and survival.

While addressing the meaning of dignity, morality, law and citizenship, the major emphasis of the course will be on issues of nationalism, ethnocentrism, racism and violence and how the Holocaust was allowed to happen, how it could have been prevented and whether history is repeating itself.

Tuesday evenings | 7:45 – 9:30 pm
3 Sessions: Feb 25, Mar 3 and 10

No Fee. Source materials will be provided. 

Please Register (Below)


Cantor Stephen Thompson had the distinct pleasure of pursuing parallel careers as a public school history teacher/administrator and as hazzan for two Conservative congregations (Temple Beth El of Lowell and Temple Reyim of Newton) for over forty years. Steve taught in the Chelmsford Public School System from 1971-2003 specializing in Political Science, AP American History, AP European History, Psychology and the Holocaust. Since the fall of 2014, Steve has served Temple Emanuel by tutoring b’nai mitzvah students, training and coordinating Temple Emanuel members of all ages to read Megillah on Purim, lead the Rosh Hashanah Family Service and read Torah for Simchat Torah.

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Perpetrators and Bystanders: What Does it Mean For Us Today?


with Steve Thompson

The Holocaust is the most thoroughly documented example of human behavior in its extreme, under government orchestration. We will focus on the concepts of power, obedience, loyalty, decision-making, justice and survival.

While addressing the meaning of dignity, morality, law and citizenship, the major emphasis of the course will be on issues of nationalism, ethnocentrism, racism and violence and how the Holocaust was allowed to happen, how it could have been prevented and whether history is repeating itself.

Tuesday evenings | 7:45 – 9:30 pm
3 Sessions: Feb 25, Mar 3 and 10

No Fee. Source materials will be provided. 

Please Register (Below)


Cantor Stephen Thompson had the distinct pleasure of pursuing parallel careers as a public school history teacher/administrator and as hazzan for two Conservative congregations (Temple Beth El of Lowell and Temple Reyim of Newton) for over forty years. Steve taught in the Chelmsford Public School System from 1971-2003 specializing in Political Science, AP American History, AP European History, Psychology and the Holocaust. Since the fall of 2014, Steve has served Temple Emanuel by tutoring b’nai mitzvah students, training and coordinating Temple Emanuel members of all ages to read Megillah on Purim, lead the Rosh Hashanah Family Service and read Torah for Simchat Torah.

First Name
Last Name
Email address
Phone
Additional information: