Yad Vashem's International School for Holocaust Studies will host 6 British members of parliament for a two day intensive seminar on November 12 -13, 2014. The seminar is taking place in partnership with the UK Council of Christians and Jews Yad Vashem, and comes after the signing of a letter of intent between Yad Vashem and the Prime Minister’s Holocaust Commission and leading UK Holocaust centers to work together to strengthen their efforts in promoting Holocaust education, remembrance and research and to encourage the study of the Holocaust in all of its dimensions.
During the seminar at Yad Vashem, participants will meet with Holocaust experts, survivors and tour the Holocaust History Museum and Archives. The first-time seminar is a continuation of a joint agreement between Yad Vashem and UK Holocaust centers that was signed during the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, David Cameron's March 2014 visit. Both Labour and Conservative members of Parliament will be in attendance from various committees. During the two-day seminar, topics to be discussed include the "The Final Solution," anti-Jewish policy in 1930s Germany, and the Holocaust and genocide. Participants will also participate in a campus tour of The Valley of the Communities with a focus on pre-war Jewish life in Europe, a guided tour of the Museum, a special inside look at the Yad Vashem archives, a visit to the Hall of Remembrance and the Learning Center: Reflections after the Holocaust. They will have the opportunity of speaking with leading experts and historians on the various issues related to the Shoah.
Established in 1993, Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies is the only school of its kind in the world. The school conducts educational programs and produces educational materials for a variety of target populations and educational organizations in Israel and abroad. The school hosts over 350,000 school children, university students, military and security personnel as well as thousands of educators from around the world every year.
The Council of Christians and Jews works with Christians, Jews and members of other faith communities who are approaching inter-faith dialogue. CCJ continues to work tirelessly to combat antisemitism and intolerance, working with a variety of Christian, Jewish and secular community groups.