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The International School for Holocaust Studies

Seventh International Conference on Holocaust Education, June 12-13, 2010

Program Schedule

Friday, June 11, 2010
  Arrival of Participants
Saturday, June 12, 2010 - Leonardo Plaza Hotel, Jerusalem
14:00-17:00 Optional Tour of Jerusalem
21:00 Reception
21:30-23:00 Opening Session
    Remarks by Mr. Avner Shalev, Chairman of the Yad Vashem Directorate
  Remarks by Ms. Richelle Budd Caplan, Director, European Department, International School for Holocaust Studies, Yad Vashem
Remarks by Mr. Gideon Sa’ar, Israeli Minister of Education
Keynote Address by Professor Alain Finkielkraut, Philosopher “Remembrance and Resentment”
Discours du Professeur et Philosophe Alain Finkielkraut - « Mémoire et Ressentiment »
Remarks by Ms. Dorit Novak, Director, International School for Holocaust Studies
Sunday, June 13, 2010 - International School for Holocaust Studies Auditorium
10:00-11:30 Panel Session: Our Legacy in Hindsight and in Foresight
Remarks by Mr. Dan Tichon, Chairman of the International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research (ITF)
  Chairperson: Professor Dina Porat, Tel Aviv University and Academic Advisor of the ITF
  • Dr. Yitzchak Arad, Scholar
  • Mr. Roman Frister, Journalist
  • Dr. Samuel Pisar, International Lawyer
  Remarks by Rabbi Israel Meir Lau, Chairman of the Yad Vashem Council
11:30-12:00 Coffee Break
Lecture by Professor Yehuda Bauer, Academic Advisor, Yad Vashem
Respondent: Ms. Shulamit Imber, Director of Pedagogy, International School for Holocaust Studies - Text and Context: Educational Approaches and Challenges
13:30-14:30 Lunch
14:30-16:00 Moderated Groups on Educational Challenges
Groups of thirty persons each will meet with group leaders to discuss different questions and make some recommendations that will be reported upon.
Topics of discussion may include:
  • Training Staff at Holocaust-Related Sites and Museums
  • Educating About the Holocaust, Human Rights and Other Crimes Against Humanity
  • Diminishing of the Holocaust
  • Commemorating Holocaust Memorial Days in a Meaningful Fashion
  • Antisemitism and Holocaust Education
  • Recommendations to Ministers of Education
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break
16:30-18:00 Closing Session in Memory of Israel H. Asper Closing Panel Session: Our Responsibility Over the Next Decade: Upholding the Stockholm Declaration (2000)
Chairperson: Mr. Moses Levy, Executive Director, Asper Foundation

  • Dr. Leonidas Donskis, Member of the European Parliament
  • Mr. Aleksander Kwasniewski, Former President of Poland
  • Mr. Stjepan Mesic, Former President of Croatia
18:15 Buffet Dinner and Optional Tour of Temporary Exhibition, Virtues of Memory: Six Decades of Holocaust Survivors’ Creativity
19:30 Return to Hotels

This conference is supported through the generosity of:
With the generous support of: The Asper Foundation With the generous support of: The Adelson Family Foundation



In collaboration with:
Israel Ministry of Foreign AffairsIsraeli Ministry of Education
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