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"Unto Every Person There is a Name" - Winter 2005

Welcome to the second issue of Teaching the Legacy, the e-newsletter of the International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem. This issue focuses on the educational aspects of the Central Database of Shoah Victims’ Names that is now online, and on the rich educational opportunities the Database offers. In this issue we also introduce a new Featured Books section. We wish you fruitful and interesting reading, and as always we look forward to your feedback.

The Stories Behind the Names: A Journey of Discovery

The Stories Behind the Names: A Journey of Discovery

Introduction“And who will speak in the name of the silent ones besides us?!” Nelly Schs, Nobel Prize laureate for poetry, asks this question in the name of stones, the only remnant that might be able to tell the tale of the people who were murdered in the Holocaust. “The Stories Behind the Names” offers an opportunity to piece together information about the lives of Holocaust victims, tell their stories, and shed light on Nelly Sach's rhetorical question.“The Stories Behind the Names” expands on biographical details on Pages of Testimony that have been...

Working with Pages of Testimony

Pages of Testimony serve as symbolic tombstones, and provide a unique and significant memorial for victims of the Holocaust. This collection of lesson plans offers students an opportunity to learn more about Jewish victims by reconstructing their story....
Responses to the Central Database of Shoah Victims’ Names

Responses to the Central Database of Shoah Victims’ Names

IntroductionYad Vashem is committed to collecting names of Holocaust victims and preserving Pages of Testimony in its Hall of Names. For Yad Vashem, these tasks have immense national and international significance.Over the course of approximately one month after the Central Database of Shoah Victims’ Names became available online, Yad Vashem’s website had 3,029,930 visitors, from 163 different countries. 39% of these visitors were from Israel, 33% were from North America, 24% were from Europe, and 4% were from the rest of the world.Since the Central Database became available online,...