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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
Marjorie Ingall, parenting columnist for Tablet Magazine, writes about how to introduce your child to the facts of the Holocaust without inflicting psychological damage. She tries to find the balance between letting them have a childhood and giving them history. She includes a listing of children's books to help with task.
Updated: Feb. 12, 2012
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).
Updated: Feb. 08, 2012
Haifa University is introducing a new international project: A master's degree program in Holocaust studies. The unique program will be launched on October 2012. It will be the first time an Israeli academic institution introduces such a program, which aims to deal with the alarming drop in the number of young students specializing in the Holocaust in Israel and that fact that senior researchers are slowly retiring.
Updated: Jan. 25, 2012
Joyce Valenza reviews the University of Southern California Shoah Foundation's recently launched BETA version of a searchable, interactive archive of more than 1000 video testimonies of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses. IWitness allows secondary teachers to host these moving, personal voices as guests in their classrooms, to assign them for study, to use them as creative inspiration.
Updated: Jan. 25, 2012