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In its fifth semester, the Auschwitz Jewish Center Program for Students Abroad is a long-weekend (Thursday PM through Monday AM) program in Kraków for North American students studying overseas. The program, which includes a scholarly visit to Oswiecim/Auschwitz, provides an academic environment through which participants engage intensively with the history of the Holocaust and Jewish life in Poland.
Updated: Oct. 10, 2012
Teaching the Legacy #28 – e-Newsletter for Holocaust Educators – Jewish Solidarity - The Individual and the Community
The 28th issue of Teaching the Legacy, e-newsletter for Holocaust Educators has just been released. This e-newsletter focuses on Jewish solidarity during the Holocaust. The fact that any Jewish solidarity remained during the Holocaust – the fact that there were individuals who continued to work for the good of their communities, in a variety of ways – is nothing short of miraculous.
Updated: Aug. 28, 2012
The 27th issue of Teaching the Legacy, e-newsletter for Holocaust Educators has just been released. This edition is part of a newsletter series that focuses on the subject of Commemoration and Art. This e-newsletter deals with Poetry and Commemoration. Poetry can be an excellent educational resource, which can translate the Holocaust from a massive historical process into a series of events, which directly affected the life of the individual.
Updated: Aug. 28, 2012
This special Hebrew language online guide to Poland integrates a bird's eye tour with detailed information about both Polish and Jewish Poland whose history is greatly intertwined. The guide contains information, photos, videos and links to interesting sites and routes on as well as tours on Google Earth which were prepared by experts in historical and contemporary Poland.
Updated: Jul. 31, 2012
A new iPhone/iPad app uses advanced technology to tell the Jewish story of Oswiecim, the town in southern Poland where Auschwitz was built. The app is called Oshpitzin – the Yiddish name for the town.
Updated: Jul. 12, 2012
On April 2, 2012, three students from Bishop O’Dowd High School, a private Catholic school in Oakland, CA., stood in the damp woods outside Trsice, a town in the eastern part of the Czech Republic, participating in the dedication of a memorial to the Wolfs, a family of Jews who spent three years hiding in that very spot during World War II. They had participated in Bonnie Sussman’s Holocaust course and now were participating in the Holocaust Study Tour (HST), a two-week trip to Europe that takes the idea of “hands-on” education to a new level. They were now joined with a dozen other students from around the country and their teachers.
Updated: Jun. 20, 2012
The Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust invites Jewish school educators to apply to participate in a special three day summer seminar, America and the Holocaust. The seminar is part of the Museum’s Shoah Teaching Alternatives in Jewish Education (STAJE) programs, and will take place at the Museum Monday, July 9 through Wednesday, July 11, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Updated: Jun. 18, 2012
Preparing his students emotionally and educationally for this journeyto Holocaust sites in Poland provided Jason Feld with an opportunity to design a multi-disciplinary Holocaust education program that seriously addressed the students’ concerns and provided them with a renewed sense of engagement with this chapter of our history. The curriculum that resulted incorporated classroom learning, field study and intensive experiential education.
Updated: May. 13, 2012
Hundreds of thousands of searchable documents and more than 45,000 photos are now available at the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee’s (JDC) Global Archives website. Drawn from the humanitarian organization’s vast international collection, the online compilation currently represents materials from JDC’s founding in 1914 through 1932. Additional records are being added in the coming year.
Updated: Apr. 02, 2012
This article examines the ways that, in Holocaust education in Jewish schools in Melbourne and New York at the beginning of the 21st century, knowledge of the Holocaust is transferred to students in chronological form. It begins by asking: What work do chronological narratives do within the Holocaust historical narratives offered within Jewish high school classrooms? In order to explore this question, examples from curricula and interviews with the teachers are explored.
Updated: Mar. 20, 2012