Rabbi writes teachers’ guide to Shoa films
Rabbi Bernhard Rosenberg, the son of Holocaust survivors and a longtime educator, has published a guide to assist teachers in conveying the horrors of the Shoa.
The Holocaust as Seen Through Film will be available this month on Amazon.com and is available on-line here.
The book is targeted for those teaching the Holocaust to high school seniors, college students, and graduate candidates. It consists of brief summaries of films and documentaries, plus discussion questions to guide viewers.
The longtime religious leader at Congregation Beth-El in Edison and the township chaplain, Rosenberg formerly taught at Rutgers and Yeshiva universities and now at Middlesex County College in Edison. He was recently appointed to the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education.
Rosenberg was born in a displaced persons’ camp in Regensburg, Germany, to Polish Holocaust survivor parents, who lost their entire families with the exception of one cousin.
Rosenberg has written extensively about the Holocaust. One of his books, Theological and Halachic Reflections on the Holocaust, is now in its second printing.
Rosenberg frequently appears on radio and television and has received many awards, including Chaplain of the Year, for his efforts following 9/11, and the Rabbi Israel Mowshowitz Award from the New York Board of Rabbis.