Education

YAD VASHEM – THE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL FOR HOLOCAUST STUDIES

Introduction

Almost seventy-five years after the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Europe continues to grapple with the Holocaust. At the beginning of the 21st century, Europe is faced with the challenge of preserving the memory of the Holocaust and imbuing new generations with its lessons as a means to combat the resurgence of antisemitism.

Our greatest challenge is the education of future generations by teaching about the Holocaust and promoting its lessons throughout the globe.

The programme of Yad Vashem – World Holocaust Remembrance Center seeks to support European educators in this endeavor, encouraging their commitment to teach about this watershed event in world history. An academic core of experts in different fields (education, history, art, communications, etc.) serve as advisors to the programme, contributing to its content and the exploration of new instructional methods.

Seminars are structured to provide participants with knowledge and instructional tools for the teaching of the Holocaust, to enable them to confront antisemitism and initiate local projects in their schools and communities. The internet page of the programme facilitates exchange between different countries, discussion of common issues and problems related to the teaching of the Holocaust, sharing materials for Holocaust Remembrance Days, etc.

MAIN OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAM:

  • To teach the lessons of the Holocaust beyond the boundaries of current educational paradigms, stretching them to new, deeper levels of understanding and internalisation.

  • To empower educators by providing them with instructional guidelines and tools to combat the new antisemitism and its manifestations.

  • To convey the importance of safeguarding human rights and preventing racism or xenophobia through Holocaust education.

  • To support educators teaching the Holocaust using a multi-disciplinary, multicultural, and age-appropriate approach.

  • To facilitate the creation of local networks of Holocaust educators who will initiate and implement programmes, thus widening the circle of qualified educators on the national and international levels.

Seminars

Rabbis Seminar, July 22-29, 2019

The seminar for Community Rabbis is a 7-day, intensive learning program focusing on helping Rabbis develop the skills needed to create Educational curriculum and...

Educators in Jewish Day Schools, July 2nd – 16th, 2019

The seminar for educators in Jewish Day Schools is a fourteen day, intensive learning program focusing on helping day school teachers develop the skills...

Educators in Jewish Supplemental Programs, June 18th – 26th

The seminar for Educators in Jewish Supplemental Programs is an eight day, creative program for educators who teach in Jewish study programs that are...

Museum Directors and Senior Researchers and Educators from Belarus, Russia and Ukraine Attend Special Seminar

Last week, a seminar for museum directors, educators and researchers from Belarus, Russia and Ukraine recently came to an end at the International School...

Yad Vashem Seminars for Educators from Russia and Ukraine – November 5 – November 17, 2006

The Seminar for Ukrainian teachers was attended by 24 people. Ms. Julia Smilyanskaya was group leader. The group was very well versed in the...

Yad Vashem Seminars for Educators from Russia and Ukraine – March 19 – March 31, 2006

The Seminar was attended by 24 educators from Russia. Two organizations – the Russian Holocaust Foundation in Moscow (Ms. Alla Gerber and Mr. Ilya...

Yad Vashem Seminars for Educators from Russia and Ukraine – September 18 – October 2, 2005

The Seminar was targeted at leading Russian educators and was held in cooperation with the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Seminar attendees included three representatives...

Yad Vashem Seminars for Educators from Russia and Ukraine – March 20 – April 2, 2005

The Seminar was arranged for a group of 18 teachers, most of them from Russia (only one was from Belarus). The group also included...