18 July 2005
Thursday, July 28th, 2005
9:30 a.m. Press check-in (please be on time to pass security)
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Formal remarks, video message from Steven Spielberg
Shoah Foundation - Universal City, California
(directions/map provided with credential confirmation)
Abraham H. Foxman – National Director, Anti-Defamation League (ADL)
Douglas Greenberg – President and CEO, Shoah Foundation
Avner Shalev – Chairman, Yad Vashem Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority
Yossie Hollander – Founder, Jacada (Echoes and Reflections benefactor)
The event will celebrate the launch of a comprehensive new educational resource for American high school students.
Echoes and Reflections—a multimedia curriculum on the Holocaust, is the result of an unprecedented partnership between the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation (established by Steven Spielberg), and Yad Vashem.
The leaders of all three organizations, as well as senior staff and educators from ADL’s 30 regional offices, will join together to launch this new classroom resource.
As evidenced in recent racially-based tension and violence on high school campuses, everyday, students confront issues of prejudice and bias. Through the study of the Holocaust, the Echoes and Reflections curriculum helps students connect history with contemporary issues and develop skills to become active members of an informed citizenry.
At a time when the world is so polarized, it is remarkable that three very complex and dynamic international organizations have worked collaboratively towards the common goal of educating our children about the Holocaust and the dangers of antisemitism and racial hatred.
Noelle Royer, Shoah Foundation – 818/777-9983
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