Charles Ynfante, Instructor of Humanities at Mesalands Community College has been selected as one of 20 instructors who have been invited to participate in the 2004 Jack and Anita Hess Faculty Seminar for Hispanic-serving Institutions at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington this week..
“This is a great honor for both Dr. Ynfante and for MesaLands Community College,” said John Yearout director of Public Relations at the Tucumcari college. “Very few individuals nationwide were selected to take part.”
The seminar is for professors of history, social studies or the humanities throughout the United States who are employed at Hispanic-serving Institutions. The objective of the seminar is to strengthen the attendees’ backgrounds in the history of the Holocaust and its societal and cultural impact.
Ynfante was chosen as an instructor because of his expertise on the attempted extermination of the Jewish population of Europe during the Nazi domination of that area just before and during the second world war better known as the Holocaust. The Holocaust is credited with the killing of over six million Jews.
According to Yearout, Ynfante is respected as a Holocaust scholar throughout the nation.
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum serves as this country’s national institution for Holocaust education and remembrance, and works to strengthen teaching about the Holocaust at American universities and colleges.
“The seminar’s Holocaust information will blend well with courses that I teach like European History and Military History of World War II,” said Dr. Ynfante.