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Teaching the Holocaust through Literature - September 2005

Welcome to the fourth issue of Teaching the Legacy, the e-newsletter of the International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem. This issue’s central theme is “Teaching the Holocaust through Literature”. The main article gives an overview of this subject, demonstrating the various ways literary texts can be used in the classroom. A lesson plan is then provided, which outlines in greater detail how to approach a sample text in the classroom. The e-newsletter also includes a section of book reviews, as well as updates on recent events and new services in the “What’s New” sections. We wish you fruitful and interesting reading, and as always we look forward to your feedback.

Teaching the Holocaust through Literature

Teaching the Holocaust through Literature

“The historical, by its nature, tends to accent the unfolding of events while indicating social and political trends. Art, on the other hand, has always sought out the individual, his inner [world], and from that, it tries to understand the [outside] world. Art, perhaps only art, is the last defense against the banal, the commonplace and the irrelevant, and, to take it even further, the last defense against simplicity.”
Aharon Appelfeld, Speech on the eve of Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day, 1997, Yad VashemIn the field of Holocaust education, teachers...
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Eine Lebensreise durch Konzentrationslager (A Journey of Life through a Concentration Camp) - Dagmar Ostermann

Eine Lebensreise durch Konzentrationslager (A Journey of Life through a Concentration Camp) - Dagmar Ostermann

Eine Lebensreise durch Konzentrationslager
Dagmar Ostermann
Edited by Martin Krist
Verlag Turia & Kant, 2005
222 pagesThe appearance of every new biography connected with Auschwitz is of huge importance for our ability to understand this extermination center which has become a synonym for the Shoah. Holocaust survivors' memoirs enable those born after the war to identify with the innocent victims of Auschwitz and to gain a deeper insight into the events. The story of Dagmar Ostermann is unique since the hero of this story was Christian, whereas her father was Jewish....
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