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The International School for Holocaust Studies



International Conference on Holocaust Education

The Internationa School for Holocaust Studies of Yad Vashem presents the 9th International Conference on Holocaust Education.

This conference is taking place July 7-10, 2014 at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem.

This conference will bring together Holocaust survivors, scholars, educators and artists from four generations.

Over 400 participants from 50 different countries will engage in an educational, intergenerational and multicultural dialogue on how we will preserve the legacy and grapple with the challenges of Holocaust education in the years to come.

Conference Program

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Monday, July 7, 2014


12:00-15:00

Optional Guided Tours:
Holocaust History Museum
Holocaust Art Museum
Exhibit: I Am My Brother’s Keeper- Marking 50 Years of Honoring
Righteous Among the Nations

The Reflection Center
The Visual Center

17:45

Buses will leave from the Hotels to Yad Vashem

18:00-20:00

Supper will be served at Yad Vashem in the “Square of Hope”

20:15- 21:30

Opening Ceremony will take place in the “Valley of the Communities”
Opening Remarks:
Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau, Chairman of the Yad Vashem Council
Topic: From Generation to Generation- (M’Dor Le’Dor) Passing
on the Legacy

Musical Performance by Yasmin Levy

21:30

Buses will take the participants from Yad Vashem to the Hotel


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The First and Second Generations Telling the Story
8:00

Buses will leave from the Hotels to Yad Vashem

8:45-12:00

The Edmond J. Safra Lecture Hall

8:45-9:30

Opening Remarks
Chairperson: Dorit Novak, Director General, Yad Vashem
MK Rabbi Shai Piron, Minister of Education, Israel
Dr. Eyal Kaminka, Lily Safra Chair of Holocaust Education,
Director, ISHS, Yad Vashem

9:30-10:00

Topic: Passing the Legacy on from Generation to Generation
Avner Shalev, Chairman, Yad Vashem Directorate

10:00-10:30

Coffee & Cake Break

10:30-12:00

Topic: The 1st Generation: From Testimony to Collection
Chairperson: Prof. Steven Katz, Slater Professor of Jewish and
Holocaust Studies, Boston University
Serge Klarsfeld and Arno Klarsfeld
Prof. Yehuda Bauer, Academic Advisor, Yad Vashem

12:00-13:00

Lunch

13:00-14:30

Topic: Documenting the Event
– The Dialogue between the 1st and 2nd Generations
(4 breakout sessions)

Location: Room 212-213
History and Memory – The German Police (ORPO) and the Holocaust
Klaus Donecke & Dr. Noa Mkayton
Panel Moderator: Daniel Rozenga

Location: Constantiner Lecture Hall
The Significance of the Eichmann Trial
Justice Gavriel Bach, (Ret.) & Prof. Aviad Hacohen
Panel Moderator: Yael Richler Friedman

Location: The Edmond J. Safra Lecture Hall
Can We Pray After the Holocaust?
Prof. David Halivni & Rabbi Jeremy Stavisky
Panel Moderator: Shani Lourie

Location: Room 210
The Evolution of Yad Vashem over the Last Forty Years
Avner Shalev & Dr. Yitzhak Arad
Panel Moderator: Dr. Robert Rozett

14:30-15:00

Break

15:00-16:30

Topic: Using Primary Resources in Teaching the Holocaust
10 Educational Workshops
Location Please see her (pages 12 -13) For more information

16:30-17:00

Coffee & Cake Break

17:00-18:00

Concluding Session
The Film -“Weapons of the Spirit” with Prof. Patrick Henry
Location: The Edmond J. Safra Lecture Hall

18:00

Buses will take the participants from Yad Vashem to the Hotel


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Second and Third Generation Finding the Meaning in the Story
8:00

Buses will leave from the Hotels to Yad Vashem

8:45-12:15

The Edmond J. Safra Lecture Hall
Topic: Documentation and Representations of the Holocaust

8:45-9:45

Chairperson: Ephraim Kaye, ISHS
Panel Discussion on the Film “Shoah” by Claude Lanzmann
Shulamit Imber, Pedagogical Director,
ISHS, Fred Hillman Chair in Memory
of Janusz Korczak, Yad Vashem
Irena Steinfeldt, Director, Department of the Righteous, Yad Vashem
Prof. Annette Insdorf, Director, Undergraduate Film Studies,
Columbia University
Panel Moderator: Liat Benhabib, Director of the Visual Center, Yad Vashem

9:45-10:15

Coffee & Cake Break

10:15-12:15

Presentations
Chairperson: Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni,
Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe
Prof. Daniel Goldhagen, The Nature of the Perpetrators,
”Hitler’s Willing Executioners”
Alexandra Zapruder, Diaries of Children in the Holocaust,
“Salvaged Pages“
Michel Kichka, “Things I Never Told My Father”

12:15-13:30

Lunch Break

13:30-15:30

Topic: Organizational Approaches to Holocaust Education

Location: The Edmond J. Safra Lecture Hall
Israel - “Paths of Memory” New Israeli Holocaust Curriculum –
Shulamit Imber, Eliraz Kraus, Shani Lourie
Poland- Brama Grodzka in Lublin- Witold Dabrowski & Bartosz Gajdzik
Panel Moderator: Alex Dancyg

Location: Constantiner Lecture Hall
USA- Facing History and Ourselves- Marc Skvirsky & Dimitry Anselme
Russian Federation-Educational Holocaust Center in Moscow-
Prof. Ilya Altman
Panel Moderator: Richelle Budd Caplan

Location Room 210
USA- Echoes and Reflections- David Warren- ADL, Dr. Stephen Smith-
Shoah Foundation & Ephraim Kaye- Yad Vashem
Ukraine-Tkuma - Dr. Igor Shchupak
Panel Moderator: Dr. Robert Rozett

Location Room 212-213
England- Institute of Education (IOE)- Prof. Stuart
Foster & Paul Salmons
Austria-erinnern.at- Dr. Maria Ecker & Dr. Nadja Danglmaier
Panel Moderator: Yiftach Meiri

15:30-16:00

Coffee & Cake Break

16:00-18:00

Topic: The Reflection of Life through the Arts
Each dramatic presentation will be 1 hour and the second hour will be
an educational discussion of that presentation.

Location: The Edmond J. Safra Lecture Hall
Susie Sandager, A one-woman show: Giving voice to the legacy of the
Righteous Gentile Corrie ten Boom
Panel Moderator: Dr. Susanna Kokkonen

Location: Constantiner Lecture Hall
Susan Stein, Performance of "Etty", adapted from the diaries and
letters of Etty Hillesum
Panel Moderator: Stephanie McMahon-Kaye

Location Room 210
Tal Haim Joffe, Israel, A film: A 2nd & 3rd Generation story:
“The Green Dumpster Mystery”
Panel Moderator: Liat Benhabib

Location: Room 210
Tal Haim Joffe, Israel, A film: A 2nd & 3rd Generation story:
“The Green Dumpster Mystery”
Panel Moderator: Liat Benhabib

Location: Room 212-213
Malte Ludin, Germany, A film: A 1st & 2nd Generation story of
German Perpetrators, “2 or 3 Things I Know About Him”
Panel Moderator: Deborah Hartmann

18:00

Buses will take the participants from Yad Vashem to the Hotel


Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Third and Fourth Generation The Relevance of the Story
8:00

Buses will leave from the Hotels to Yad Vashem

8:45-11:00

The Edmond J. Safra Lecture Hall
Chairperson: Dr. Qian Tang, Assistant Director General for Education,
UNESCO

9:00 -9:25

Topic: The X, Y and Z Generation, Where do we go from here?
Dr. Eyal Kaminka, Lily Safra Chair of Holocaust Education, Director of
ISHS, Yad Vashem

9:25-9:50

Topic: Technology, Ethics and the Holocaust
Prof. Yossi Matias, Managing Director, Israel R&D Center, Google

9:50-10:15

Topic: Digital Strategies Associated with New Pedagogical Approaches
Dr. Stephen Smith, Executive Director, USC Shoah Foundation for Visual History

10:15-10:40

Topic: Connecting Knowledge and Technology- Creating a Personal Virtual File
Dr. Haim Gertner, Director of Yad Vashem Archives, Fred Hillman Chair
of Holocaust Documentation, Yad Vashem

10:40-11:00

Topic: The Future of Holocaust Education in the Age of Technology
Avner Shalev, Chairman, Yad Vashem Directorate

11:00-11:30

Coffee & Cake Break

11:30-12:30

Topic: Future Challenges for the 4th Generation
Roundtable Discussions

The participants will be divided into 36 roundtables
Please see pages 16-17 for information

12:30-13:30

Lunch

13:30-15:00

11 Educational Workshops
Location: Please see pages 14-15 for information

15:30-16:30

Topic: The Future of Holocaust Education- The Voices of the 4th Generation
Location The Edmond J. Safra Lecture Hall
Six students (18-25 years old) will share the motivation for their
interest in the Holocaust
England- Lucy Hamwijk
China- Laura Han
Canada- Iain Beaumont
Poland- Lukasz Matysiak
Argentina- Maria Gonzalez Warcalde
Israel- Batya Brownstein

16:30-17:00

“Mu-Zika” – A Musical Performance by Israeli High School Musicians

13:30-15:00

11 Educational Workshops
Location: Please see pages 14-15 for information

17:00-17:30

Refreshment Break

17:30-18:30

Closing Session in Memory of Izzy and Babs Asper
Location The Edmond J. Safra Lecture Hall
Chairperson: Shai Abramson, Consultant, The Asper Foundation, Israel
Keynote Presentation: Prof. Shlomo Breznitz, Former Rector and
President University of Haifa

18:30

Buses will take the participants from Yad Vashem to the Hotel

Contact Information

Yad Vashem
The Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority
The International School for Holocaust Studies
P.O.B. 3477
Jerusalem 9103401 Israel

Ephraim Kaye, Conference Director
Dorit Raviv, Conference Coordinator
Tel: 972-2-6443893
E-mail: international.conference@yadvashem.org.il




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             With the generous support of: The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany