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Teaching the Legacy: e-Newsletter for Holocaust Educators
(January, 2008)


First-Ever Seminar for UN Staff at Yad Vashem
The United Nations Department of Public Information’s Holocaust Outreach Programme partnered with the International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem, to provide training to twelve United Nations information officers on the history of the Holocaust and its relevance today, October 27-November 1, 2007. The participants represented the global network of United Nations Information Centres located in: Ankara, Baku, Bangkok, Bucharest, Kiev, Manila, Minsk, Moscow, Pretoria, Tbilisi, Tokyo and Yerevan. This first-ever forum outlined the circumstances that led to the Holocaust and examined issues surrounding individual and collective responsibility in preventing genocide.