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Special Issue: January 27th - January 2007

Welcome to the eighth issue of Teaching the Legacy. The theme of this issue is “One Individual Can Make a Difference”, as we prepare for International Holocaust Remembrance Day (January 27th). Included are updates on activities at the International School and within Yad Vashem in the “What’s New” sections, as well as new publications and new additions to our website. We hope you find this newsletter of interest and we look forward to your feedback.

One Individual Can Make a Difference

This e-newsletter features new lesson plans on two themes that at first glance may seem unconnected. One lesson plan focuses on the Japanese diplomat Sempo (Chiune) Sugihara. During the Second World War, he helped more than a thousand Jews, receiving the recognition of Yad Vashem as a Righteous Among the Nations. A professional diplomat of Japan operating out of distant Lithuania, he displayed precisely the qualities that we would like to instill in the young people of today’s world – a humane involvement in saving people, using the means at his disposal to ameliorate the fates...
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Righteous Among the Nations: Chiune (Sempo) Sugihara

Righteous Among the Nations: Chiune (Sempo) Sugihara

Grades: 9 - 12
Duration: 1 - 1.5 hoursDidactive ObjectivesLearn about the unique self-sacrifice and actions of Righteous Among the Nations, through the story of Chiune Sugihara, a diplomat from Japan, who helped Jews escape during the Holocaust.Sensitize students to matters of emotional intelligence - social awareness to the plight of the other.Discuss issues of personal responsibility, conscience and moral dilemmas relating to difficult decisions.IntroductionIn this lesson plan, we will learn about Chiune Sugihara, who jeopardized his family, career, livelihood, and life to issue...
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Two Survivors Tell Their Stories

Two Survivors Tell Their Stories

Grades: 12 
Duration: 20 minutes

In this ceremony students commemorate the experiences of two Holocaust survivors and their families, one from Germany and one from Italy.

During the Holocaust, it is estimated that the Nazis and their collaborators systematically murdered approximately six million Jews. Those who survived had to cope with their memories, altering their lives forever. As many survivors chose not to or could not speak of their ordeal, we will never know their story. However, many others felt compelled to relate and give eyewitness accounts...
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Educational Materials for International Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 27th has been designated by the United Nations as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. On this special site, we provide short video testimony from four Israeli survivors, along with useful links to educational materials. Also included is a new ceremony in English, German, and Italian, as well as guidelines for preparing ceremonies....
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