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Opening Hours:

Sunday to Thursday: ‬09:00-17:00

Fridays and Holiday eves: ‬09:00-14:00

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.

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Using Photographs to Teach about the Holocaust

Photography is a major primary resource in teaching the Holocaust in our classroom. In this educational environment, we present a variety of teaching aids and auxiliary materials to assist the educator in using photographs in the classroom. You will find a video in which we look at some of the considerations to keep in mind when choosing and examining photographs from the Holocaust period, a teacher's guide which includes a lesson plan and further pedagogical considerations, educational articles, additional materials and resources, and more.

Photographs are an excellent tool to use in the classroom, though, when using photographs to teach about the Holocaust we have to bear in mind that,

"Photographs have the kind of authority over imagination today, which the printed word had yesterday, and the spoken word before that. They seem utterly real. They come, we imagine, directly to us, without human meddling, and they are the most effortless food for the mind conceivable….The whole process of observing, describing, repeating and then imagining has been accomplished".1

And also that,

“[p]hotography does more than reflect reality; it also interprets it.”2

  • 1. Barbie Zelizer, Remembering to Forget: Holocaust Memory through the Camera’s Eye (Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 1998), p. 9.
  • 2. Judith Levin and Daniel Uziel, “Ordinary Men, Extraordinary Photos”, Yad Vashem Studies XXVI (1998): 266.

Videos  

Videos

Teacher's Guide  

Teacher's Guide
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