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The Anguish of Liberation and Return to Life - Spring 2005

Welcome to the third issue of Teaching the Legacy, the e-newsletter of the International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem. This issue focuses on the central theme at Yad Vashem this year: “The Anguish of Liberation and The Return to Life”. In the newsletter, you will find an article dealing with the first days after liberation focusing on the pain and difficulties of the survivors in their return to life; ceremonies and educational activities for Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah); reviews of new books on the Holocaust; a presentation of The New Holocaust History Museum at Yad Vashem and details of new programs at the International School for Holocaust Studies. We wish you fruitful and interesting reading, and as always we look forward to your feedback.

The Anguish of Liberation and Return to Life

The Anguish of Liberation and Return to Life

Note to educators:
This article is an abbreviated draft of two newer comprehensive classroom activities. The lesson plan "Liberation and Survival" and the ceremony "Remembering Liberation" (both accessible from the right column sidebar) use some of the same testimony written below, and both have more detail and more focused approaches to the subject. This article can serve as an introduction or overview to the main theme of liberation and the return to life. Other relevant resources appear in the right column sidebar.IntroductionThe year 2005 marks the sixtieth anniversary...
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Suggested Ceremonies for Holocaust Remembrance Day

The year 2005 marks the sixtieth anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi camps. For this reason, Yad Vashem's annual theme is "The Anguish of Liberation and Return to Life." Our website features a number of educational commemorative resources that relate to this theme....
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Im Jenseits der Menschlichkeit: Ein Gerichtsmediziner in Auchswitz (Beyond Humanity: A Forensic Doctor in Auschwitz)

Im Jenseits der Menschlichkeit: Ein Gerichtsmediziner in Auchswitz (Beyond Humanity: A Forensic Doctor in Auschwitz)

Miklos Nyiszli
Second edition edited by Andreas Kilian and Friedrich Herber
Karl Dietz Verlag, 2005
207 pagesThe publication of the autobiography of Miklos Nyiszli is an important event for historical research on Auschwitz in general and especially in the field of research on the Sonderkommando in Auschwitz-Birkenau. Nyiszli's memoirs were the first publication on the unknown subject of the Sonderkommando and shed new light on this subject when it was first published in March, 1946. The importance of the information included in this book derives from the duality of the author's...
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