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
Righteous Among the Nations: Chiune (Sempo) Sugihara
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...
Two Survivors Tell Their Stories: Holocaust memorial ceremony
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 of those...