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The International School for Holocaust Studies

Postcards Design Project

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The International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem and The Neri Bloomfield School of Design and Education have again collaborated on this special Holocaust-related educational initiative.

From late January 2013, advanced graphic design students have exhibited a series of postcards (12 x 18 cm) focusing on Holocaust remembrance. The postcards provide a basis for age-appropriate activities, developed by Yad Vashem staff, that can be implemented in both formal as well as informal educational settings. It is hoped that these graphic designs will trigger a dialogue about Holocaust awareness between young designers.

The Neri Bloomfield School of Design and Education from Haifa have participated in a full-day study seminar at Yad Vashem, and attended additional workshops carried out by Yad Vashem staff in their school.

Objectives:
Create an educational process between students from Israel and abroad.
Facilitate an international dialogue about Holocaust consciousness.
Promote Holocaust remembrance and universal, human values.

January 27

More than thirty countries around the world have legislated Holocaust Remembrance Days, and many nations mark this day on January 27, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau on January 27, 1945.

In January 2000, 46 governments signed the Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust, noting, “The Holocaust (Shoah) fundamentally challenged the foundations of civilization. The unprecedented character of the Holocaust will always hold universal meaning. After [more than] half a century, it remains an event close enough in time that survivors can still bear witness to the horrors that engulfed the Jewish people. The terrible suffering of the many millions of other victims of the Nazis has left an indelible scar across Europe as well. […] We share a commitment to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust and to honor those who stood against it. We encourage appropriate forms of Holocaust remembrance, including an annual Day of Holocaust Remembrance, in our countries.”


We extend gratitude to the professional staff:

The Neri Bloomfield School of Design and Education, Haifa:

  • All the design students who participated in this project
  • Shai Golan
  • Terry Schreuer
  • Yaki Molcho
  • Lena Broshi

Yad Vashem:

  • Tamar Don
  • Rinat Maagan-Ginovker
  • Inbal Kvity Ben-Dov
  • Dorit Novak
  • Shulamit Imber
  • Stephanie Amara
  • Rachel Karlinsky
  • Jonathan Clapsaddle
  • Lilach Orpeli
  • Liz Elsby
  • The Yad Vashem IT Department