Bob Holden is on the Board of The South Jersey Holocaust Coalition. Bob retired from teaching after 40 years in the Ocean City School district, where he introduced a course on WW II and the Holocaust as early as 1982.
He has traveled extensively thoughout Europe, visiting extermination camps as a scholar with a Holocaust Studies Tour in 1997, a life-changing experience for him. He was a member of a committee of nine N.J. educators selected to revise the secondary
Holocaust curriculum for the State of New Jersey and published in 2003. He has authored curriculum guides on WW II atrocities, the Nanking Massacre (see his SJHC seminar in MENU) and China.
He is currently working on various guides,
and a book on his township, The History of the Ten Villages of Upper Township (due in September 2019). He is researching and planning for a work on Chinese diplomat, Feng Shan Ho, the ambassador in Vienna during the Holocaust and through
his efforts saved hundreds of Jews.
In 2011, Holden was honored with the Honey and Maurice Axelrod Award for his efforts in teaching about the Holocaust.