The International School for Holocaust Studies
e-Newsletter for Holocaust Educators
Welcome to the eleventh issue of Teaching the Legacy. The focus of this issue is “The Road Ahead – Survivors After the Holocaust”, featuring an article on this theme and two full-length interviews with survivors living in Israel. Also included is an interview about the new "Spots of Light - Women in the Holocaust" exhibition, as well as our regular updates on activities at the International School and within Yad Vashem, new Yad Vashem publications and recommended books. We hope you find this newsletter of interest and look forward to your feedback.
"I Can Only Share This with Myself"
Prof. Walter Zwi Bacharach is Professor Emeritus of General History at Bar-Ilan University. As a Holocaust survivor who immigrated to Israel after the WWII, we ask him for his thoughts today on his own postwar experiences, the difficulties in telling his story, the impact on his religious outlook, and on current events. Read more
Exhibition: "Spots of Light – Women in the Holocaust"
Yehudit Inbar is the Director of the Museums Division at Yad Vashem. In this interview, she discusses the new exhibition, “Spots of Light – Women in the Holocaust”, on display at Yad Vashem's art museum. Read more
What’s New at Yad Vashem?
- Educating the Educators: Teacher-Training Seminars at the ISHS
- Echoes and Reflections: First Summer Institute at Yad Vashem
- International Youth Congress on January 27th, 2008
- New Initiative in Names Recovery: “Zichron Kedoshei Hashoah”
- Yad Vashem to Dedicate Israel’s 60th Year to the Contribution of the Holocaust Survivors to the State
- Confronting the Past – New Research on German Efforts at Reconciliation Since WWII
- Yad Vashem’s Website Wins WebiAward for the Second Time
- Yad Vashem Honored with Prince of Asturias Award for Concord 2007
- Flares of Memory: Survivors Remember – Stories of Childhood during the Holocaust
- Remembering: Voices of the Holocaust – A New History in the Words of the Men and Women who Survived
- Children Who Survived the Final Solution
- Shards of Memory: Narratives of Holocaust Survival
- Hidden from the Holocaust: Stories of Resilient Children Who Survived and Thrived
- I Refused to Die: Stories of Boston Area Holocaust Survivors and Soldiers Who Liberated the Concentration Camps of World War II
Survivors Speak about their Lives after the Holocaust
This year will mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel, and the postwar contribution of Holocaust survivors within Israeli society cannot be overstated. For this article, we have interviewed seven survivors living in Israel, asking them specifically about their experiences and thoughts after the Holocaust – an oft-overlooked subject within Holocaust education. Read more
"My Life is Still a Continuing Defeat for the Nazis who Hoped to Destroy Us"
Born in Radom, Poland, Eliezer Ayalon lost all of his family during the Holocaust. In this interview, Ayalon shares his perspective on the complex relationship between the local Israeli populace and survivors during the first postwar years, his service in the Israeli army fighting in the War of Independence, and the vital importance of personal testimony. Read more
What’s New at the International School for Holocaust Studies?
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