Magdalena H. Gross

University of Maryland

Magdalena H. Gross is an assistant professor of education at University of Maryland, College Park. She holds a Ph.D in International Comparative Education from Stanford University, an MA in History from Stanford University, an MAT in Education from Dominican University, and a BA from University of Chicago. Her research focuses on global history education with a primary focus on Holocaust Education in Poland. She has published in the Journal of Curriculum Studies, History of Education Quarterly, Intercultural Education and more. Some of the titles of her work include: “Struggling to Deal with the Difficult Past: Polish Students Confront the Holocaust,” (2014), “Encountering the Past in the Present: An exploratory study of educational tourism,” (with Ari Y. Kelman, 2016), and “Domesticating the Difficult Past: Polish Students Narrate the Second World War,” (2015). Previously, Gross was the director of History and Social Studies Education at Brown University as well as a lecturer and fellow at Stanford University. Her past fellowships include the Library of Congress Primary Sources Grant for Teacher Education.

Why should students consider history from multiple perspectives?
What are the consequences of forgetting historical violence?
How do governments and citizens shape historical memory?
What is historical memory?
What factors lead to genocide?
How did the international community respond to the Holocaust?
How did people resist the Nazis?
Why is World War II sometimes called a “total war”?
What factors led to the Holocaust?
Who are you and what do you do?
What are your connections to the Holocaust?
Why is studying genocide important?
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