Donald Schwartz

Donald Schwartz

Donald Schwartz is a professor emeritus of history at California State University Long Beach where he taught for more than twenty years. His research interests include the experience of Holocaust survivors, the role of Quakers in Holocaust rescue attempts, and the teaching of the Holocaust in grades K-12. He is deeply involved with improving the teaching of American history, working with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and with Teaching American History projects as well as serving as executive director of the California Council for History Education. Under the auspices of the Fulbright specialist program, he taught U.S. history at Pannasastra University in Phnom Penh in January 2011.

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  • America and the Holocaust
  • Dogs and Jews Not Allowed: Antisemitism in U.S. History *
  • Immigration and Anti-Immigration in U.S. History *
  • Progressivism and the American Eugenics Movement
  • Teaching the Holocaust in K-12 Classrooms
  • The 1950s: Happy Days or Misplaced Nostalgia?
  • The U.S. and Europe: Examining the Dynamics of a Love-Hate Relationship

Lectures marked with a * are offered as part of the OAH's initiative, Historians' Perspectives on the Rise of Donald Trump.