Teaching the Legacy #35 - e-Newsletter for Holocaust Educators – Echoes: Hearing the Voices of the Survivors

Dec. 05, 2016

Source: Yad Vashem


Shalom and welcome to the 35th issue of Teaching the Legacy. Some months ago, we lost Elie Wiesel, survivor of Auschwitz, number A-7713, prolific author, Nobel laureate and the voice of many survivors. Elie Wiesel once said, “For whoever listens to a witness becomes a witness.”
It is in this spirit that we present the current edition of Teaching the Legacy. In this edition you will find the voices of survivors such as Alexander Bogen, Yehuda Bacon, and Shela Altarez, as well as the voice of a second generation author, Melvin Bukiet. You will also find an article about teaching the Holocaust using the pedagogy developed at Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies and reflected in the Echoes and Reflections professional development program for American educators, which teaches the Holocaust by Hearing the Voices of the Victims. An additional article discusses the Holocaust Educator Video Toolbox films, created to provide educators with methodological and pedagogical suggestions that aid with the often daunting task of teaching the Holocaust, as well as practical materials and discussion points for classrooms and groups.

As always, the newsletter features updates on recent and upcoming activities at the International School for Holocaust Studies and across Yad Vashem.

Updated: Feb. 01, 2017