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International Seminar on Holocaust Education at Yad Vashem

26 June 2004

Dozens of educators will gather at Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies for its annual Summer Seminar, entitled “Teaching the Shoah and Antisemitism.” The seminar opens tonight at 20:00. Thirty Eight participants from over ten countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Poland, Ireland, Australia, Italy, South Africa, Lithuania, Serbia, Croatia and, for the first time, Macedonia will join Yad Vashem specialists and other lecturers from Israeli Universities to learn about approaches to teaching the Holocaust and antisemitism.

The seventeen-day program, sponsored by Asper International Programs in Holocaust Studies, The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany and Yad Vashem, includes lectures on: “Jews, God and History,” “Reflection on the Phenomenon of Antisemitism in the Modern World,” “Using Technology in Teaching the Holocaust,” “Holocaust and Art,” “The Vatican and the Shoah - Post-Holocaust Christian Theology,” and “Confronting the Phenomenon of Holocaust Denial.” The seminar runs from June 26 - July 13 at Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies.

Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies is responsible for Holocaust education in Israel and abroad. Activities provided by the School include study seminars, teacher training programs, curricula development, overseas programming and publications. Seminars for educators are offered in over 10 different languages.