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Teaching the Legacy: e-Newsletter for Holocaust Educators
(July, 2009)


European Department Seminar European Department Seminar

Between April and June of this year, approximately 250 European teachers and religious figures participated in seminars run by the European Department. Educators from Russia, Germany, Poland, Great Britain, Serbia, and Lithuania were exposed to lectures and discussion groups such as: “The Holocaust, Art, and Modern Antisemitism in a Multinational Context.” During these months, the Russian Desk organized four seminars: Three for Russian speaking educators (one specifically for veteran educators), and one for Lithuanian educators. More than 50 teachers from different areas of Poland participated in seminars in addition to two groups of teachers from Germany. In addition to seminars for educators, we offered a unique seminar for police officers from the city of Düsseldorf, Germany, to introduce them to our various activities on the subject of the Holocaust. In May there was a seminar for British teachers in conjunction with the Imperial War Museum. In June, we held a second seminar for British educators, in which we hosted 22 priests involved with education. Every year, representatives from the European Department participate in seminars organized outside of Israel, in conjunction with different groups: in Croatia, in Poland within the framework of the European council, in the city of Tarnow, and in Spain that dealt with genocide in the 20th century. Simultaneously, our online course in German will continue.