During the month of October over 150 educators from countries as diverse as China, the United Kingdom, Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic, participated in seminars at Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies. While here, they met with Holocaust survivors, historians and leading educators, and had extensive tours of the Museums and resources at Yad Vashem. Many educators face challenges of all kinds in teaching the Holocaust. At the School, they have the opportunity to discuss these challenges with colleagues and experts. Here are some reflections by one of the participants, an educator from the Uk, who writes in The Guardian: Teaching the Holocaust: the power of personal stories. History teacher Lisa Reid explains how meeting Holocaust survivors took her teaching to a different level.
Sunday to Wednesday: 08:30-17:00
Thursday: 8:30-20:00 *
* The Holocaust History Museum, Museum of Holocaust Art, Exhibitions Pavilion and Synagogue are open until 20:00. All other sites close at 17:00.
Fridays and Holiday eves: 08:30-14:00
Yad Vashem is closed on Saturdays and all Jewish Holidays.
Entrance to the Holocaust History Museum is not permitted for children under the age of 10. Babies in strollers or carriers will not be permitted to enter.