The International School for Holocaust Studies
e-Newsletter for Holocaust Educators
Welcome to the ninth issue of Teaching the Legacy. The subject of this issue is “Bearing Witness”, as we focus on witnesses and testimonies. Also included are updates on activities at the International School and within Yad Vashem in the “What’s New” sections, as well as new publications and a new web page for Yom HaShoah resources. We hope you find this newsletter of interest and we look forward to your feedback.
Yom HaShoah 2007: Educational Materials for Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day
This website features a variety of age-appropriate educational materials in English, as well as in other languages, including ceremonies, lesson plans, encyclopedia entries, and guidelines for educators on how to prepare Holocaust remembrance days. Read more
Witnesses and Testimony
In the Holocaust’s aftermath, many survivors felt compelled to relate and give eyewitness accounts of those dark days, to pass on testament to future generations. In this ceremony we relate the experiences of two Holocaust survivors and their families – one from Germany and one from Italy – as told in their own words. Read more
What’s New at Yad Vashem?
New publications from Yad Vashem and the International School for Holocaust Studies. Read more
“Bearing Witness” – The Central Theme for Yom Hashoah 2007
This article, focusing on the annual theme, "Bearing Witness," explores the testimony of witnesses in the classroom. Read more
"Until Then I Had Only Read about These Things in Books...": The Story of Uri Orlev
This lesson plan highlights the personal story of Uri Orlev, a Holocaust survivor, who became a writer and translator in Israel. The story, based on his book “The Sandgame,” is told from Uri’s viewpoint as a child. His dreams, hopes, and ambitions are described, along with his experiences in the ghettos, hiding, the death of his mother, etc. Designed for pupils in grades 5-6. Read more
What’s New at the International School for Holocaust Studies?
What’s New on the Yad Vashem Website?
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