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Visiting Info
Opening Hours:

Sunday to Wednesday: 09:00-17:00
Thursday: 9:00-20:00 *
Fridays and Holiday eves: 09:00-14:00.

Yad Vashem is closed on Saturdays and all Jewish Holidays.

* 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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International Conference 2008 - Teaching the Shoah: Fighting Racism and Prejudice

More than 700 educators from across the globe are participating in a unique international conference held at Yad Vashem, “Teaching the Shoah: Fighting Racism and Prejudice”. Participants from 52 countries are attending the conference, the largest of its kind in Israel. The conference is focused upon three themes: racism and antisemitism in the 19th and 20th centuries, Holocaust education in a multi-cultural classroom, and the legacy of the survivors in the State of Israel throughout its 60 years of independence. The conference serves as a forum for dialogue among educators dealing with the challenges of Holocaust education in countries with large multi-ethnic populations. The conference is an opportunity for its participants to reflect upon educational strategies and techniques with leading scholars and experts on a plethora of Holocaust related subjects and topics.

Among the speakers at the conference are Professor Yuli Tamir, Minister of Education, Yitzhak Herzog, Minister of Social Affairs, MK Rabbi Michael Melchior, Former Minister and MK Natan Sharansky, Rabbi Israel Meir Lau, Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv, Professor Yehuda Bauer, Academic Advisor to Yad Vashem, Professor Omer Bartov, Brown University, USA, Artist and Holocaust Survivor Samuel Bak, Prof. Dina Porat, Tel Aviv University, and the Hon. Daniel Rafecas, Esq., Federal Judge, Argentina.

Click here to the program schedule.

Mr. Avner Shalev, Chairman of the Yad Vashem Directorate - Opening Address. [7:02 min]

Rabbi Israel Meir Lau, The Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv: The Legacy of Holocaust Survivors: Jewish and Universal Implications

Dorit Novak, Director, The International School for Holocaust Studies, Yad Vashem [5:50 min]

Professor Yuli Tamir Minister of Education, Israel [6:37 min]

Dudu Fisher, Musical Interlude [6:56 min]

Professor Omer Bartov, Antisemitism, the Holocaust, and Reinterpretations of National Socialism [22:51 min]

Professor Susan Benedict. From Caring to Killing: Nurses and Physicians in the Third Reich [21:29 min]

Professor Wolfgang Wippermann, Extermination by Education: Antisemitism and Racism in German Textbooks 1919-1945 [16:04 min]

Professor Dina Porat University of Tel Aviv: The 1930’s and the 2000’s - the Relevance of Historical Comparisons [23:36 min]

Professor David Bankier, Dialectics of Holocaust Uniqueness and its Negation [21:18 min]

Teaching the Holocaust in a Multi-Cultural Society: Combating the Phenomena of Racism and Prejudice in the Classroom [83:29 min]

Teaching the Holocaust in a Multi-Cultural Society - Part 2

MK Rabbi Michael Melchior, Chairman, Education, Culture, and Sports Committee [14:51 min]

Professor Hanna Yablonka, After the Shoah - Choosing to Go Forward [22:39 min]

Samuel Bak, Artist, USA: Icons of Loss- The Image of the Warsaw Boy in the Art of Samuel Bak [24:01 min]

Major General Ido Nechushtan, Witnesses in Uniform - Confronting the Past - IDF Trips to Poland [18:12 min]

Mr. Avner Shalev, Perpetuating the Legacy of the Survivors for Future Generations: The Challenges for Yad Vashem [20:49 min]

Natan Sharansky, Democracy, Education and Human Rights [23:37 min]

Professor Yehuda Bauer testimony [21:09 min]

Professor Kalman Perk, Artist, USA: Icons of Loss - The Image of the Warsaw Boy in the Art of Professor Kalman Perk  [24:01 min]