Hans Scholl, Sophie Scholl, and Christoph Probst, members of The White Rose resistance group in Nazi Germany

In 1942, students Hans Scholl, Sophie Scholl, Christoph Probst, and others founded the “White Rose” movement, one of the few German groups that spoke out against Nazi genocidal policies.

Thank you to all who attended the 2017 Day of Learning! We look forward to seeing you at next year’s event:

16th Annual Day of Learning
Sunday, March 4, 2018

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At the 2017 Day of Learning, we focused on change makers in history and those who have stood up for what they believe in. Students (grades 7-12) and educators from all public and private schools throughout California were invited to gain a deeper understanding of the Holocaust and patterns of genocide in order to inspire moral courage and social responsibility in the future.

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Presented each spring in San Francisco, more than 700 students and teachers from 120 different schools participate annually in the Day of Learning.

The JFCS Holocaust Center invites schools and youth groups to join us as partners for the Day of Learning. To learn more about this partnership opportunity, contact Morgan Blum Schneider at 415-449-1289 or

The Day of Learning is a program of the JFCS Preisler Shorenstein Institute for Holocaust Education. Partners include:  Bishop O’Dowd High School, Contemporary Jewish Museum, The Genocide Education Project, JFCS YouthFirst, Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation, Jewish Women’s Archive, Lehrhaus Judaica, Lick-Wilmerding High School, Pacific Atrocities Education, Sr. Dorothy Stang Center for Social Justice and Community Engagement at Notre Dame de Namur University, San Francisco Unified School District, Stuart Hall High School, Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture, The Teen Curriculum Initiative of JewishLearningWorks, USC Shoah Foundation.