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e-Newsletter for Holocaust Educators

Shalom and welcome to the 31st issue of Teaching the Legacy.
This year marks 70 years since the destruction of Hungarian Jewry. As such, we have dedicated this newsletter to the tragedy of Hungarian Jewry, which literally occurred at the last moment in the Holocaust. In fact, what makes the Holocaust in Hungary unique is that over half a million Hungarian Jews were murdered in such a short time, beginning in the spring of 1944 and continuing throughout the winter.
We have included articles that describe what was lost: two pieces in the newsletter describe Jewish life in Hungary before the war in two different cities – Budapest and Munkács.

Previous e-Newsletters

Article – “‘Dear diary, I don’t want to die’ – The Diary of Éva Heyman. Teaching the Story of the Holocaust in Hungary Through One Diary”

New Publications

View Yad Vashem’s newest publications.

What’s New at the International School for Holocaust Studies

  • European Department: During the week of December 8-15, 2013 Yad Vashem hosted a first ever seminar for Roma Slovakian teachers on Holocaust education. The group of teachers and academics partook in a week long educational seminar and attended in-depth lectures at the International School for Holocaust Studies as well as took in-depth tours of the Yad Vashem campus. The range of topics discussed included teaching about the struggle for life between persecution and isolation, the Nazi camp system, educating about this historical period through inter-disciplinary methodology and the aftermath of the Holocaust.
    For more information about the European Department, see here.
  • International Seminars for Educators in the Jewish World Department: For more information about upcoming seminars, you can visit the Jewish World Department website.
  • International Seminars in the English Department
    The International School for Holocaust Studies of Yad Vashem is pleased to announce its upcoming 9th International Conference on Holocaust Education.
    This conference will take place July 7-10, 2014 at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem.
    Please check the Yad Vashem website in the upcoming weeks for information on topics.
    For more information about upcoming seminars, you can visit the English Department website.
Defiance and Rebellion During the Holocaust – Marking 70 Years since the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Article – “Historical Background: The Jews of Hungary During the Holocaust”

Article – “A Survivor Recovers the Boy He Was – Itamar Yaos-Kest Meets Peter Kest… Again”

Recommended Books

In this section, we feature some Holocaust-related literature that may be of interest to educators and the general public. In keeping with the emphasis on Hungarian Jewry, this newsletter will feature one book focusing on the tragedy of Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust – Fateless by the Holocaust survivor Imre Kertész.
A second article features the book: Who Was Who In and Around the Secret Annexe? which was recently published by the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam.

The e-Newsletter

Editorial Board: Shulamit Imber, Eyal Kaminka, Dana Porath, Naama Shik
Editors: Sheryl Ochayon, Franziska Reiniger
Writing Staff: Kathryn Berman, Liz Elsby, Jackie Metzger, Sheryl Ochayon, Franziska Reiniger, Richelle Budd Caplan
Design and Production: Stephanie Amara, Liz Elsby, Rachel Karlinsky
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