The International School for Holocaust Studies
Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day 2014 – Educational Materials
Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah) 2014, marks 70 years since 1944, a year of massive upheaval and significance during the Holocaust. The expression "on the edge", taken from Nathan Alterman's poem Joy of the Poor, very aptly expresses the feeling which prevailed that year among the Jews of Europe, who were in the throes of a double race on which their very lives depended. Events were occurring very swiftly, one after the other, raising serious questions in their wake.
Launched ahead of Israel's Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day, this site features a variety of pedagogical materials for teaching this topic within the framework of Holocaust education, with a special focus on the fate of Hungarian Jewry - a tragic example of the swift and ruthless efficiency of the Germans and their local sympathisers during the latter period of the war. You can find a special interactive map featuring events and turning points during this tumultuous year - as well as historical background articles, interviews, a specially-prepared newsletter with educational material on this topic, and more.