Teaching the Legacy #26 – Art & Commemoration – Visual Arts

Jan. 24, 2012

Source: Yad Vashem


The 26th issue of Teaching the Legacy, e-newsletter for Holocaust Educators has just been released. This edition is part of a newsletter series that will focus on the subject of commemoration and art. This e-newsletter will focus on the visual arts, while the next ones will continue with other art forms such as poetry, films, Holocaust memorials, and so-called “graphic novels” (comics).


This e-newsletter includes a main article that covers the subject of Holocaust art created by survivors. Another article which is accompanied by a teacher’s guide describes the use of interdisciplinary tools and its value in the classroom. A third article discusses the limitations of artistic representations. It also includes an interview with the Holocaust survivor and artist Samuel Willenberg and his wife Ada.


As always, the newsletter features new publications, book reviews, and updates on recent and upcoming activities at the International School for Holocaust Studies and across Yad Vashem.

Updated: Feb. 08, 2012