The International School for Holocaust Studies
e-Newsletter for Holocaust Educators
Welcome to the 20th issue of Teaching the Legacy. This edition focuses on the subject of teaching the Holocaust through film. The e-newsletter includes a main article on this theme, as well as two pieces on Holocaust films and how to look at them with an eye toward education. As always, the newsletter features new publications, book reviews, and updates on recent and upcoming activities at the International School for Holocaust Studies and across Yad Vashem. We hope you find this issue interesting and resourceful and we look forward to your feedback.
“Reel Witnesses: A New Type of Holocaust Testimony”
This article highlights four films that have been made by Yad Vashem and Hebrew University that take a survivor back to his/her hometown and hear his/her story on location. It is part of a project that deals with what to do when we can no longer listen to survivor testimony first-hand. Read more
What’s New at Yad Vashem?
In this section, we feature some Holocaust-related literature that may be of interest to educators and the general public.
New publications from Yad Vashem and the International School for Holocaust Studies. Read more
When Germans Defied Hitler
This film review of the 2008 film Valkyrie delves into the final attempt to assassinate Hitler before the war’s end, and addresses the importance of discussing German defiance in the classroom. Read more
This 1947 film addresses illegal immigration into Palestine after the Holocaust when survivors tried to reach a new home. This review examines the film and its importance in using it in the classroom. Read more
What’s New on the International School for Holocaust Studies Website?
What’s New at the International School for Holocaust Studies?
- Activity updates from the European Department at the International School for Holocaust Studies.
- Seventh International Conference on Holocaust Education
Shoah Education and Remembrance in Hindsight and Foresight: Text and Context
June 12-13, 2010
Editorial Board: Richelle Budd-Caplan, Shulamit Imber, Prof. Dan Michman, Dorit Novak, Dana Porath, Naama Shik
Editors: Jonathan Clapsaddle, Yael Weinstock
Writing Staff: Liz Elsby, Jackie Metzger, Yael Weinstock, Jeremy Zauder
Production and Design: Stephanie Amara, Eviatar Biton, Liz Elsby
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