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Children in the Holocaust - Summer 2004

Welcome to the first issue of Teaching the Legacy, the e-newsletter of the International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem. This newsletter is produced for anyone involved in formal and informal Holocaust education. Teaching the Legacy will provide you with regular access to the vast array of Holocaust educational resources that the ninety staff members of Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies are constantly developing. In addition, our e-newsletter will feature our latest pedagogical publications and multimedia materials, information regarding our online courses and teaching units, and articles about issues in Holocaust education. Teaching the Legacy will also include regular updates about the many conferences, courses, and other educational opportunities offered by the School at Yad Vashem and around the world. We wish you fruitful and interesting reading, and we look forward to your feedback.

Children in the Holocaust

Children in the Holocaust

Grades: 9 - 12 
Duration: 1 - 1.5 hours

This lesson focuses on the Jewish child during the Holocaust. As a consequence of Nazi racial doctrine, the Nazis considered Jewish children and infants to be their enemies as well, and related to them as such even before murdering them.A million and a half Jewish children were murdered by the Nazis. How did Jewish children grow up under Nazi rule? How could a child grow up when people related to him as a dangerous enemy? Did these children have a “childhood”? We will examine these questions in light of the definitions...

International Conference: Teaching the Holocaust to Future Generations

This year, Yad Vashem is organizing its fourth International Conference for Educators under the title: “Teaching the Holocaust to Future Generations”. The conference will be held on August 8-11, 2004, in Jerusalem. The main themes that will be discussed during the conference are: The Role of the Shoah in Jewish Education – The Challenge in the 21st Century; The Moral and Ethical Implications in Interdisciplinary Holocaust Education; and The Shoah, Israel and the Jewish People. During the conference there will be plenary sessions with prominent scholars from different countries....