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The Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies Faculty Seminars are designed to strengthen teaching about the Holocaust at American institutions. Three seminars are organized each year to assist faculty members who are teaching or preparing university-level courses on the Holocaust by providing them with resource materials, model presentations on key issues, and suggested approaches for teaching difficult topics. The seminars focus on a specific academic discipline or subject and are taught by leading figures in the field.
Updated: Nov. 09, 2009
This online workshop includes video segments from a workshop presented in Baltimore, Maryland. The guidelines and methodological suggestions in these video segments are at the core of every teacher workshop and conference presented by the Museum. They are offered here for teachers who are unable to attend a professional development program presented by the Museum. In addition to video of the actual workshop session, segments include historical and artifact photographs, text, and links to related sites within the Museum’s Web site.
Updated: Aug. 25, 2009
The Gandel Holocaust Studies Program for Australian Educators is a year-long professional program aimed at training a cadre of expert teachers who are active throughout Australia. The objective of the Gandel Program is to form an active and organized network of Australian educators committed to teaching about the Holocaust and its universal implications, using an interdisciplinary and age-appropriate approach.
Updated: Aug. 24, 2009
Hundreds of schools across England are to become specialist centers of Holocaust education under a national scheme launched recently. The plan, which will be rolled out in 300 schools, forms part of the new £1.5 million Holocaust education program run by London University’s Institute of Education. The Holocaust Education Development Program (HEDP) will provide extensive specialist training for 3,500 teachers - one from every secondary in England.
Updated: Aug. 02, 2009
A two year study of over 2500 Israeli high school students and hundreds of high school teachers and administrators found that 83% of the students want more lessons on Holocaust and 80% believe that learning about the Holocaust is relevant to their lives. Most of those who participate in school-organized trips to death camps in Poland feel more bound to universal human values.The study, conducted by Dr. Erik Cohen of the Bar Ilan University's Churgin School of Education , was presented at a teachers' conference on Holocaust education at Yad Vashem.
Updated: Jul. 13, 2009
Yad Vashem has launched a comprehensive new program to raise awareness and knowledge of the Holocaust among Russian speakers. The program is funded by a four-year, $4 million grant from the Genesis Philanthropy Group (GPG), a foundation dedicated to promoting Jewish identity for Russian-speaking Jews around the world.
Updated: Jun. 22, 2009
This interactive online exhibition accompanies a physical exhibition currently being shown in the Kimmel-Rowan Gallery on the USHMM’s lower level. State of Deception reveals how shortly after World War I, the Nazi Party began to transform itself from an obscure, extremist right-wing group into the largest political party in democratic Germany. Hitler early on recognized how propaganda, combined with the use of terror, could help his extremist party gain mass support and votes. The exhibition shows how the Nazis employed propaganda to acquire power and help pave the way for war while creating a climate of hatred, suspicion and, most importantly, indifference that facilitated the elimination from society of Jews and others deemed undesirable by the Nazi state.
Updated: Jun. 22, 2009
The Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust invites Jewish school educators to apply to participate in a specialthree day summer seminar, Women 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 from Monday, July 6 through Wednesday July 8, 2009, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Updated: Jun. 09, 2009
In commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Kristallnacht Pogroms which took place across Germany on November 9-10, 1938, the USHMM has made available on their website an online exhibition describing and showing the Kristallnacht events. The exhibit contains videos of witnesses as well as much documentary material and an online resource kit for memorial activities.
Updated: May. 07, 2009
A new, comprehensive research project documenting 101 killing sites in the areas of the former Soviet Union has been uploaded to Yad Vashem’s website. Marking Holocaust Remembrance Day, “The Untold Stories: The Murder Sites of the Jews in the Former USSR” chronicles the murders of thousands of Jews by the Nazis and their collaborators in 51 different communities whose Jewish populations were massacred during the Holocaust.
Updated: Apr. 26, 2009