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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
Yad Vashem, in partnership with the Prime Minister’s Office National Heritage Project, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Pensioner Affairs, has embarked on a new campaign: “Gathering the Fragments: A national campaign to rescue personal items from the Holocaust period.” The campaign seeks to gather documents, diaries, photos, artifacts and works of art from the Holocaust years that are currently held privately by people in Israel. This rescue operation is a race against the clock, an effort to collect the artifacts and the documents along with the story behind them to ensure their eternal conservation by bringing them to Yad Vashem for safekeeping.
Updated: May. 31, 2011
With the help of readers' suggestions, Lawrence L. Langer, Michael Berenbaum, Joanne Weiner Rudof and Paula Hyman have compiled this all too brief list of writers, scholars and works. The list includes paintings, novels, memoirs, films, poems and graphic works, as well as historical studies. It provides a possible first step for those who would consider themselves Holocaust literate. The curators' intention was not to be populist, exclusive or exhaustive but to map a way into the subject.
Updated: May. 03, 2011
This online learning environment centers on the life cycle of Jews who lived in Salonika, Greece before, during, and after World War II. The Jewish community of Salonika was one of the most ancient in Europe. Before World War II, 55,200 Jews lived in Salonika, comprising two-thirds of the population. By the end of the Holocaust, only one-fourth (1,950 souls) of the Jewish population remained. This educational unit presents a case study that can help teachers and students find an example of how to uncover and reconstruct the life of a particular community through a variety of materials. The theme for this year’s Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day is “The Faces Behind Documents, Artifacts, and Photographs.” These various items are memory fragments that remain after the devastation of the Holocaust. The unit before you utilizes materials found on Yad Vashem's online databases. Using historical sources, photographs, artifacts, films, and other forms of evidence, they have attempted to depict the Jewish community of Salonika, before and after the Holocaust.
Updated: Apr. 12, 2011
Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority, has opened two new YouTube channels showing the video documentation of the Eichmann trial to mark its 50th anniversary, one with a simultaneous English-language translation. The channels are a cooperative effort between Yad Vashem, The Israel State Archives, and Google. The Eichmann Trial Channel contains over 200 hours of trial sessions and a compilation of testimonies. Yad Vashem also created a website about the trial with featured documents, testimony, photos and articles about the trial.
Updated: Apr. 12, 2011
Names, Not Numbers is a copyrighted oral history film project and curriculum, created by Tova Fish-Rosenberg in 2004. Unique features of the project include the academic, integrated, multidisciplinary curriculum, combining research through Internet web sites, video production, interviewing techniques, documentary film tools, and editing. Throughout the project, the students work with professional adults--a local newspaper editor, a filmmaker, and Jewish studies teachers. After the training and research, the students gain first - hand knowledge through being paired with and given the opportunity to interview and videotape Holocaust survivors, World War II veterans who liberated camps, survivors who later immigrated to pre-1948 Israel, and second generation, who are now living in the same communities as the students.
Updated: Apr. 11, 2011
Ariel Lifac writes in eJewish Philanthropy about the 18th Meeting of Latin American Jewish Educators – this year called Chavura CHAI - which was held in BAMÁ – “Home of the Jewish Educator” in Buenos Aires, Argentina on February 16 and 17, 2011. More than 800 educators (teachers, professors and headmasters of all educational levels) from Jewish schools of Buenos Aires, the provinces of the country and abroad – Uruguay, Paraguay, Brazil, Chile and Peru – participated in this event, which celebrated the continuity of the educational task that BAMÁ has been developing for the last 10 years.
Updated: Feb. 28, 2011
On the online educational center for ceremonies and activities of the International School for Holocaust Studies, you will find a variety of ceremonies and educational activities that commemorate two dates: The Holocaust Heroes' and Martyrs' Remembrance Day (Israel), and January 27th, International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The ceremonies and educational activities are age appropriate and offer a wide range of topics related to teaching and learning about the Holocaust. They also include texts, testimonies, diary entries, poetry, and prayers.
Updated: Feb. 22, 2011