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The Fellows of the 2017 Summer Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilization, along with HEF Founder Theodore Zev Weiss and HEF Director Sarah M. Cushman, on Northwestern’s Evanston campus.

For the past two decades the Foundation has hosted the annual Summer Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilization at Northwestern University.  The Institute is designed to enrich the knowledge and enhance the teaching skills of current and prospective college and university faculty. Professors and graduate students whose research or teaching focuses on topics relevant to the Holocaust are encouraged to apply to become Summer Institute Fellows.

The Holocaust Educational Foundation is also pleased to co-sponsor a European Summer Institute modeled on the successful Northwestern program.  In 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2018, the European Summer Institute was organized by Royal Holloway, University of London with the support of the Pears Foundation and HEF of NU.