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Poetry in Holocaust Education

How do we teach the Holocaust using interdisciplinary methods? How can poetry, art, film, and literature contribute to the study of this complex subject? In this video Jackie Metzger, of the International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem, presents three poems by Primo Levi, Dan Pagis, and Haim Gouri, outlining possible uses in the classroom for ages 16 and above. The ideas, imagery, dilemmas and contemplation inherent in such poems allow for a deeper study of the subject.

Jackie Metzger is a staff member at the International School for Holocaust Studies, Yad Vashem.

Pedagogical objectives

  • Orient the educator in teaching the Holocaust outside the confines of a history lesson, using interdisciplinary materials and teaching methods.
  • Broach the “larger questions” stemming from the Holocaust through the use of art, and specifically through poetry.
  • Explore the additional meaning and relevance conveyed through Holocaust art, in accordance with the educational philosophy.

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