Dr. Michael Thorn, UW-Washington County history professor, has been awarded a fellowship to attend the 14th annual Summer Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilization to be held at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, in June 2010.
This two-week course of study is designed to broaden and deepen the background of Holocaust educators. Approximately 25 fellows are selected each year by the Holocaust Educational Foundation (HEF) and Northwestern University. HEF is a private, non-profit organization established in 1980 by survivors, their children and their friends in order to preserve and promote awareness of the Holocaust.
Thorn teaches several history courses at UW-Washington County in West Bend and UW-Fond du Lac. In History 258: Holocaust: Politics of Peace, Nationalism and War, studies include the historical background as well as current scholarly debate about the best documented genocide in recent history.