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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
Yad Vashem is offering a unique seminar for English speaking educators from around the world to study at the International School for Holocaust Studies, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Israel between July 1 – July 19, 2012. The focus of the seminar is on teaching the Shoah and anti-Semitism.
Updated: Jan. 24, 2012
Between June 18-21, 2012, The International School for Holocaust Studies of Yad Vashem - The Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority will be convening the Eighth International Conference on the Holocaust and Education focusing on “Telling the Story, Teaching the Core: Holocaust Education in the 21st Century'.
Updated: Jan. 24, 2012
The 25th issue of Teaching the Legacy, e-newsletter for Holocaust Educators, focuses on the fate of the Jews of North Africa during the Holocaust. Only recently has it been officially acknowledged that the Jews of North Africa faced the looming prospect of systematic mass murder and the Final Solution – yet unlike the Jews of Europe, they had the fortune to be saved as the tide of the war turned in favor of the Allied armies.
Updated: Dec. 07, 2011
The Auschwitz Jewish Center Fellows Program is a three week study trip for students who are matriculated in graduate programs or are completing undergraduate degrees in 2012 in Holocaust studies and related fields. Students of all faiths and ethnicities with an interest in Holocaust studies, Jewish Studies, Polish-Jewish history, memory, or human rights are strongly encouraged to apply. The program will begin in the last week of June 2012; all program costs, including international travel, lodging, room and board, and materials, are covered.
Updated: Nov. 02, 2011
The MOFET JTEC Online Academy for Jewish Studies to Offer Four New Courses in the Upcoming Fall, 2011 Semester
The MOFET Institute's Online Academy for Jewish Studies will be offering four new online courses for the Fall, 2011 semester. The Academy's main objective is to prepare teachers, educators and leaders in Jewish communities in the Diaspora for their mission. The courses, in areas that are suitable for educators and leaders in the Jewish world as well as students in universities and colleges in the fields of the didactics and pedagogy of teaching Jewish subjects in the Diaspora, are taught via the internet, a-synchronously with synchronous components. The course developers and lecturers are all experts in their fields and senior staff members of Israel's top institutes of higher education.
Updated: Aug. 30, 2011
The 24th issue of Teaching the Legacy, e-newsletter for Holocaust Educators, focuses on the fate of children in France during the Holocaust and the people and organizations that tried to hide them and save them. It features an interview with Israel (Zizi) Lichtenstein, himself a hidden child in southern France, and some of the artifacts that survived with him through the war. There is an article on the different organizations that worked to rescue children in France, and some of the heroic people who rescued a Jewish boy during the Holocaust.
Updated: Aug. 03, 2011
In a piece in Tablet, Dvora Meyers asks: ' In between color wars and singalongs, some Jewish summer camps include Holocaust education in their programming. What does that teach campers about Jewish identity?' She answers by describing Holocaust related camp activities in different camps and the message the campers take away with them.
Updated: Jul. 18, 2011
Between 1933 and 1945, millions of children were displaced as a result of persecution by the Nazis and their collaborators. After World War II, relief agencies photographed some of the children who survived to help find their families. Now, more than 65 years later, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is working to discover what became of these young survivors. They have created the Remember Me? Website to allow viewers to search and view over 1100 historical images of children displaced as a result of World War II. Visitors to the site are encouraged identify the images and submit information about them and their families. Over 100 children's images have been identified on the site so far.
Updated: Jun. 14, 2011
The American Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) has recently made available online an archive containing over 500,000 names, and more than 1,000 photographs in records of the relief organization's vast efforts during World War II and the postwar era in 24 countries, from China and Japan to the Dominican Republic and Bolivia. The records open a singular view into the lives of survivors that the JDC aided during that cataclysmic period. The collection of documents is searchable by the names appearing on them. The galleries of photos in the collection are organized by country and location where JDC worked during and after the war. Visitors to the site are requested to help the JDC identify the people in the images by adding identity tags to them.
Updated: Jun. 12, 2011