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Teaching the Legacy #31 - e-Newsletter for Holocaust Educators – At the Last Moment: The Tragedy of Hungarian Jewry
The 31st issue of Teaching the Legacy, e-newsletter for Holocaust Educators has just been released. This year marks 70 years since the destruction of Hungarian Jewry. As such, we have dedicated this newsletter to the tragedy of Hungarian Jewry, which literally occurred at the last moment in the Holocaust. In fact, what makes the Holocaust in Hungary unique is that over half a million Hungarian Jews were murdered in such a short time, beginning in the spring of 1944 and continuing throughout the winter.
Updated: Jan. 29, 2014
While virtually all Jewish educators agree on the importance of teaching the Holocaust, opinions vary about when and how it is best to teach Jewish students about this horrific event in Jewish and human history. This project explores these choices and offers recommendations for teaching about the Holocaust in a way that is responsive to the particular needs of students and teachers at Jewish day schools.
Updated: Dec. 23, 2013
This article attempts to organize the existing knowledge on the Holocaust education in the Israeli education system, through a meta-analysis of the foundations and basic premises of Holocaust education in Israel, using the most important literature in the area.
Updated: Sep. 01, 2013
A delegation of 23 teachers from across the United Kingdom took part in the Holocaust Educational Trust’s 10-day teacher training program at Yad Vashem during August, 2013. The program, which began on August 2, was designed to offer teachers the opportunity to enhance their understanding of the history of the Holocaust in order to develop their skills to effectively deliver Holocaust education in their classrooms.
Updated: Aug. 28, 2013
Teaching the Legacy #30 - e-Newsletter for Holocaust Educators – Defiance and Rebellion during the Holocaust – Marking 70 Years since the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
The 30th issue of Teaching the Legacy, e-newsletter for Holocaust Educators has just been released. This e-newsletter focuses on defiance and rebellion during the Holocaust. Because this year marks 70 years since the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, we have chosen to focus on resistance in Warsaw and in certain other large ghettos.
Updated: Aug. 20, 2013
Founded in 1978 by legendary social studies teacher, Mr. Stuart S. Elenko, the Bronx HS of Science Holocaust Museum is one of the oldest Holocaust Centers in the United States, predating the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Battery Park and the Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. From 1978-2009, the museum was housed in a small room off the library within the school building. Thanks to the generosity of Bronx Science Alumni, the museum celebrated its grand re-opening on April 19, 2013.
Updated: May. 20, 2013
The International School for Holocaust Studies of Yad Vashem has announced the opening of a new online course for Israeli teachers: 'Holocaust Education for Elementary School Ages'. This new course focuses on the pedagogical philosophy for teaching the Holocaust, developed at the International School for Holocaust Studies. The course will run from May 27 to September 16, 2013.
Updated: May. 07, 2013
The Yad VaShem International Holocaust Research Institute has launched the Hebrew online edition of the Ghetto Encyclopedia, containing over 1,100 entries, encompassing the history of all Jewish ghettos across Nazi-occupied Europe during WWII. The English edition of the encyclopedia, written by Prof. Gai Miron and Shlomit Shulhani of the International Institute for Holocaust Research at Yad Vashem, was published in October 2009 and was later translated into Hebrew.
Updated: May. 07, 2013
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum invites middle and high school educators, as well as community college faculty, with less than five years’ experience teaching about the Holocaust to apply to attend the 2013 Belfer National Conference. The conference is funded by a grant from the Belfer Foundation.
Updated: Apr. 29, 2013
Facing History And Ourselves Jewish Schools Partner Project: A Pilot Program Fostering Tikkun Olam in American Jewish Day Schools
A report on a pilot project in which 'Facing History and Ourselves' used its understanding of history to open up students in eight Jewish day schools to the notion of expanding their circles of caring.
Updated: Apr. 29, 2013