Video Games, Comic Books and the Holocaust

Last Thursday night I flew up to Toronto and delivered a speech to about 85 teachers at a symposium on 'Popular Culture and the Holocaust.' My address, titled The New Killing Fields: Video Games, Comic Books, and the Holocaust is accesible by clicking here. (too long for the blog!) There were teachers from quite a few Catholic and other Christian schools, Jewish day schools, and public schools. For a vast majority of them this was there first experience with 'historical' games on the X-box. I played Return to Castle Wolfenstein and Prisoner of War, projected on the wall of the conference center.