In March 2010, the State of Israel assumed the chairmanship of the Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research (ITF) (www.holocausttaskforce.org). As Chair of this unique umbrella organization, including twenty-seven member states and another seven nations who are officially associated with this international body, the Israeli delegation is working in close partnership with decision makers, leading specialists in Holocaust education, and scholars to promote the study of the Shoah and its meaning.
In light of recent debates, reports and statements within ITF circles that have sparked many questions surrounding historical narratives, the International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem decided to organize its Seventh International Conference on Holocaust and Education focusing on “Shoah Education and Remembrance in Hindsight and in Foresight: Text and Context,” held on June 12-13, 2010.
This international conference, organized under the auspices of the ITF, was geared for decision makers in the field of education and culture - specifically but not limited to members of ITF delegations - in an effort to gain a deeper perspective on the current challenges of historical memory.
Following the conference, video footage of select presentations was made available on the Yad Vashem website.
Recommendations stemming from the conference proceedings will be submitted to the ITF December plenary meetings.
World-renowned scholars, philosophers and leaders were invited to take part in panels and sessions that will focus on a number of educational issues, such as:
In collaboration with: