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Professor Frank Nicosia receives "The Distinguished Achievement Award in Holocaust Studies

Distinguished Achievement Award winner Frank Nicosia

The four recipients of the “Distinguished Achievement Award” posing with Theodore Zev Weiss, a Holocaust survivor and the founder of the Holocaust Educational Foundation. Weiss is on the right; Professor Nicosia is third from the left in the picture.

For more information on this achievement read the History department blog.


The Ordinary Soldiers Project

An educational initiative sponsored by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the West Point Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, with assistance from UVM Army ROTC and the Carolyn and Leonard Miller Center for Holocaust Studies

A multidisciplinary team has created a lesson plan that uses a case study of a particular Wehrmacht battalion in German-occupied Belarus to teach military cadets and civilian students leadership and ethics in the context of orders to commit genocide.

To read more about the project, please link here to our 2013 Bulletin and go to page 9.

Print copies and video resources can be obtained free-of-charge via the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s website ( and West Point’s Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies website (


Little Jerusalem


A video documentary produced by Vermont Public Television with financial support from the Carolyn and Leonard Miller Center for Holocaust Studies

In the late 19th century, Jews from neighboring villages in rural Lithuania settled in Burlington, Vermont, a bustling port amid countryside that reminded them of home. Archival images and interviews with descendants of the original settlers capture the history of a community that enriches the culture of Vermont to this day.

Link to Vermont Public Television's Little Jerusalem page:

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