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The Gandel Holocaust Studies Program for Australian Educators

About the Program

The Gandel Holocaust Studies Program for Australian Educators is a long-term professional program aimed at training a cadre of expert teachers who are active throughout Australia.

The objective of the Gandel Program is to form an active and organized network of Australian educators committed to teaching about the Holocaust and its universal implications, using an interdisciplinary and age-appropriate approach.

The Gandel Program begins with a prerequisite online course that provides historical background on prewar Jewish history, antisemitism, the "Final Solution," and related topics. Each participant is required to take this course prior to the teacher-training seminar at Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies in Jerusalem. The full-year program contiues with a follow-up seminar in Australia, videoconferences, seminar graduate forums, and professional exchange about issues in Holocaust education.

This program, which Yad Vashem is implementing in cooperation in certain phases with local Australian partners will provide educators with practical, methodological teaching tools that convey not only the importance of remembering the past, but how to help shape a better future by learning how to protect the basic human values that were undermined during the Holocaust.