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Seminar for Chinese Educators Opens at Yad Vashem Tomorrow

23 October 2011

Some thirty Chinese educators; Professors, High school teachers and research students are participating in a 2-week seminar at Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies that opens tomorrow October 24, 2011. The seminar brings together participants from China (including Hong Kong and Macao) for in-depth study of the Holocaust and how to teach it in the classroom.

While at Yad Vashem participants will tour the Holocaust History Museum, Valley of the Communities, and other sites at Yad Vashem, and have the opportunity to meet Holocaust survivors, and hear from top educators and historians about various topics related to the Holocaust.

Antisemitism, the ‘Final Solution’, the Allies and the Holocaust, the Righteous Among the Nations, Nazi Racial ideology, the unprecedentedness of the Holocaust, and Yad Vashem’s pedagogical approach to Holocaust education and presentations of specific educational resources, will be among the issues presented during the seminar. Participants will also meet Holocaust survivors and tour Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and other areas in Israel.

Last year a similar seminar inaugurated Yad Vashem’s ongoing activity in China; and since then Yad Vashem experts have been to China to hold seminars there as well. The seminar is sponsored by the Adelson Family Charitable Foundation. Dr. Miriam Adelson is Chairperson of the Council for the Promotion of Israel-China Relations.

Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies conducts dozens of seminars annually for educators from around the world, and produces educational material in many languages.