26 May 2005
Fifteen (15) educators from the United Kingdom will participate in the first seminar geared especially for British educators at Yad Vashem. The weeklong seminar, opening Sunday, May 29, 2005, is taking place under the auspices of Yad Vashem and the Imperial War Museum of London and will be held at Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies.
The seminar - which is being conducted in English - includes academic lectures by leading scholars and educational experts from Yad Vashem, the Imperial War Museum, and other academic institutions in Israel and abroad. Topics under discussion include: Integrating Pages of Testimony and the Central Database of Shoah Victims’ Names into the classroom; Leadership and resistance movements in the ghetto: The experience of women in the camps of the Holocaust and workshops on age-appropriate educational units for teaching about the Holocaust. Participants will also have the opportunity to visit Yad Vashem’s new museum complex - including the Holocaust History Museum, Holocaust Art Museum, and the Exhibitions Pavilion, currently showing “Etched Voices: Contemporary Art and the Holocaust.”
Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies is responsible for Holocaust education in Israel and abroad. Activities provided by the School include study seminars, teacher training programs, curricula development, overseas programming and publications. Seminars for educators are offered in over 10 different languages.