Ira Zornberg considers himself fortunate to have been born in Brooklyn, NY, in the same year as the crisis in Europe about which he writes. A graduate of Brooklyn College, he taught history and served as assistant principal in charge of social studies in New York City high schools. He was part of a U.S. Department of Education panel to study social studies curricula across the country and develop units for inclusion about the Holocaust. He worked with students to create the "John Dewey Holocaust Center and Center for the Study of Humanity." He is author of "Classroom Strategies for Teaching About the Holocaust" (10 lessons for classroom use) and "Forty-Eight Years in the Trenches" (his personal history as an educator in the City of New York).