Dr. Miriam Klein Kassenoff

Director, Holocaust Studies Summer Teacher Institute/ School of Education
University/ Miami, Coral Gables, Florida
District Education Specialist/ Holocaust Education
Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Miriam Klein Kassenoff fled Nazi Europe in 1941 with her family when she was a small child. She studied at Yad Vashem, the International Center for Holocaust Studies in Israel, and is a graduate of the prestigious international Vladka Meed Teachers Program.  Currently she is the Director of the Holocaust Teachers Institute at the University of Miami where she also serves as adjunct professor/lecturer. She is also the Education Specialist for Holocaust Studies for Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

Miriam is a frequent speaker and presenter on Holocaust Education at conferences and workshops nationwide, and has co-authored, with Dr. Anita Meinbach, Memories of the Night: Studies of the Holocaust.  She has also penned Studying the Holocaust Through Film and Literature, as well as  The Grolier Teacher’s Study Guide on Holocaust Studies.

She recently was chosen as one of the Outstanding Pioneer Women in Miami-Dade County for her work in Holocaust education. She was awarded the Professional Educator of the Year in May 2008 by the Miami-Dade County Social Studies organization which consists of over 900 teachers. In 2009 she was nominated as one of five people in Miami for the National Jewish Community’s Heroes Award. In 2010, Miriam was named as one of the most influential Jewish People in South Florida by the Jewish Journal.

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