Source: Yad Vashem
Between June 12-13, 2010, The International School for Holocaust Studies of Yad Vashem - The Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority will be convening the Seventh International Conference on the Holocaust and Education focusing on “Shoah Education and Remembrance in Hindsight and in Foresight: Text and Context” . The conference will be geared for decision makers in the field of education and culture - specifically but not limited to members of Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research (ITF) delegations - in an effort to gain a deeper perspective on the current challenges of historical memory.
World-renowned scholars, philosophers and leaders will be invited to take part in panels and sessions that will focus on a number of educational issues, such as:
- What is our responsibility as policy makers and experts in Holocaust education, remembrance and research to uphold the Stockholm Declaration (2000) ten years later?
- How do we commemorate and infuse meaning on various days of Holocaust remembrance on the national and international levels, such as January 27, 27th of the Hebrew Month Nissan and others?
- How do we authorize the teaching about different historical contexts without a competition between the suffering of victims of totalitarianism?
- How is educating about and remembering the Holocaust relevant to young people today who seek to accurately understand what occurred as well as to take responsibility for the truth about the past?