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Teaching the Legacy: e-Newsletter for Holocaust Educators
(July, 2006)


Yad Vashem / ODIHR Project Update
In a follow-up to the successful proceedings of the international forum, supported by the Asper International Holocaust Studies Program at the International School for Holocaust Studies, that took place at the School last October, the guidelines, "Preparing Holocaust Memorial Days," have recently been translated into Hungarian by the Hungarian Ministry of Education as well as into Croatian by the Croatian Ministry of Education and Sport. Translations of this document are currently being prepared by additional organizations and governmental ministries, and may be found here, under the title, "Guidelines for Holocaust Commemoration".

In addition, suggestions on "Ways to Address Antisemitism in the Classroom", are currently being formulated. Experts such as Dr. Rob Rozett, director of the Yad Vashem library, Dr. Juliane Wetzel, researcher at the Zentrum für Antisemitismusforschung, and Mark Weitzman, director of the Simon Wiesenthal Task Force on Hate, have been consulted on this project and this English-language document should be made available on the Yad Vashem website in Fall, 2006.

Working with the UN
On May 12, 2006, Shulamit Imber, the pedagogical director of the School, presented at a UN program devoted to issues connected to Holocaust and genocide awareness. The School is currently in contact with the Department of Public Information of the UN in an effort to examine the possibility of disseminating educational resources on the Holocaust to UN information centers across the globe as well as collaborating on various projects. During the upcoming international conference, "Teaching the Holocaust to Future Generations," Kimberly Mann representing the Department of Public Information at the UN will present a workshop on the activities of the UN on Holocaust remembrance since the resolution was passed in November, 2005.