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Gerry Sherayko will conduct research at Holocaust Memorial Museum

He received a grant that will allow him to continue developing courses that he will teach in the upcoming academic year.  


Gerry Sherayko, a history professor at Randolph College, will spend the next month conducting detailed research in the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, part of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. He will work on materials for two classes he will teach about the Holocaust and World War II in the upcoming academic year.

In January 2013, Sherayko attended the centerís Jack and Anita Hess Faculty Seminar, which gave college professors throughout North America the opportunity to examine the history, memory, and memorialization of the Holocaust. Afterward, he applied for and received a follow-up grant allowing him to return to the center for continued study over four weeks.

This fall, Sherayko will teach a first-year seminar course about the Holocaust. In the spring of 2014, he will teach a class titled "Total War: Germany in World War II" to help students explore the warís history and how Germans have dealt with and memorialized the past. Sherayko said both of these courses will benefit from his research at the Holocaust museum. He hopes to find new sources for course material and meet Holocaust survivors and scholars who could potentially come speak to his students.