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Teaching the Legacy: e-Newsletter for Holocaust Educators
News from the European Department (April, 2011)


New Dutch-language Site

Each year on 27 January, countries around the world commemorate the liberation of Auschwitz and remember the six million Holocaust victims. In recent years, many schools in the Netherlands have held activities coordinated by graduates of seminars for Dutch educators that have taken place at Yad Vashem.

With more than 140,000 users from the Netherlands logging onto the Yad Vashem website in 2010, this January the International School for Holocaust Studies launched a Dutch-language educational subsite. The website is intended to intensify contact with and among the Dutch graduates as well as their colleagues from Belgium, and to function as a practical tool for them in their Holocaust education programming. It is also an information resource for both historical and contemporary issues related to the Holocaust, as well as about Yad Vashem and its educational philosophy. A forum, built by one of the graduates, enables the exchange of information, materials, projects, and questions, and in the future, lesson plans and projects cooperatively complied by Yad Vashem's European Department and the Dutch educators.

For more information about the programming of the European Department, see: http://www.yadvashem.org/yv/en/education/seminars/european/index.asp.