25 July 2013
This summer, hundreds of educators from across the world are attending a wide variety of seminars at Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies. The seminars, ranging from a week to three weeks, consist of hundreds of participants from 20 countries including, France, Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, the United States, Portugal, Cyprus, Italy, and Greece.
While at Yad Vashem, participants will attend lectures and discussions, meet with and hear testimony from Holocaust survivors, be taken on extensive, in-depth tours of the campus and have the opportunity to partake in classes taught by top educators and historians about various topics related to the Holocaust.
Antisemitism, Jewish life in the Ghettos, the ‘Final Solution’, cultural and spiritual Resistance, the Righteous Among the Nations, the unprecedentedness of the Holocaust, and Yad Vashem’s pedagogical approach to Holocaust education and presentations of specific educational resources, will be among the issues presented during the seminars. Participants will also tour Jerusalem and other areas in Israel.
Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies conducts dozens of seminars annually for educators from around the world, and produces educational material in over 20 different languages. Established in 1993, the International School is a world leader in Shoah education; working to implement educational activities for different target populations and age groups in Israel and abroad. Over one hundred staff members work together with thousands of teachers to create programs and tools that promote an understanding of the Holocaust’s dimensions and events.