Established in April 2002, The Asper International Holocaust Studies Program at the International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem supports a biannual international conference on Holocaust education, professional development seminars for teachers at Yad Vashem and abroad.
As a result of the generous support of the Asper Foundation, Winnipeg, Canada, major efforts have been made over the past few years to promote Holocaust education. It appears that teachers not only need to learn more about the facts of what happened during the Holocaust, but also be better equipped on how to approach the teaching of this difficult and complex subject matter in their classrooms. Our mission is to provide teachers with study seminars and in-service training courses that include both factual knowledge and pedagogical guidelines on how to teach the Holocaust.
The Asper Foundation, Canada