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* The Holocaust History Museum, Museum of Holocaust Art, Exhibitions Pavilion and Synagogue are open until 20:00. All other sites close at 17:00.

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The Educational Philosophy of the International School for Holocaust Studies, Yad Vashem

How can a vast subject like the Holocaust be taught effectively? How can we approach this often daunting, difficult subject? How do we avoid deterring our students, or even traumatizing them? This film presents two components of the educational philosophy for teaching the Holocaust, as developed and refined at the International School for Holocaust studies at Yad Vashem.

Speakers:

Shulamit Imber is Pedagogical Director of the International School for Holocaust Studies, Yad Vashem.
Yael Eaglstein-Benayoun, Shanie Lourie and Dr. Naama Shik are staff members at the International School for Holocaust Studies, Yad Vashem.

Pedagogical objectives

  • Provide the educational meaning of the Holocaust to the present-day classroom.
  • Orient questions and discussions so as to be relevant to students.
  • Present the Holocaust as a human story, in accordance with the educational philosophy of the International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem.

Teaching aids