The International School for Holocaust Studies
e-Newsletter for Holocaust Educators
Welcome to the second issue of Teaching the Legacy, the e-newsletter of the International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem. This issue focuses on the educational aspects of the Central Database of Shoah Victims’ Names that is now online, and on the rich educational opportunities the Database offers. In this issue we also introduce a new Featured Books section. We wish you fruitful and interesting reading, and as always we look forward to your feedback.
Working with Pages of Testimony
Pages of Testimony serve as symbolic tombstones, and provide a unique and significant memorial for victims of the Holocaust. This collection of lesson plans offers students an opportunity to learn more about Jewish victims by reconstructing their story. Read more
Responses to the Central Database of Shoah Victims’ Names
Yad Vashem has recently launched the Central Database of Shoah Victims' Names. In the month since, the site has triggered a tremendous amount of interest, with over three million visitors. On this page, we collect some of the responses from these visitors. Read more
What’s New at the International School for Holocaust Studies?
On Tuesday, March 15, 2005 the new museum complex at Yad Vashem will be opened to the public. The opening of the new museum has attracted great interest in Israel and abroad. Upon its opening, Yad Vashem plans to offer a variety of improved services to the public. As of Sunday, March 20, 2005 only guides certified by the International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem will be permitted to guide educational groups that visit Yad Vashem. All educational groups that visit Yad Vashem can arrange for guiding through the Study Seminars Department at the School. Read more
The Stories Behind the Names: A Journey of Discovery
“And who will speak in the name of the silent ones besides us?!” Nelly Sachs, Nobel Prize laureate, asks this question in the name of stones, the only remnant that might be able to tell the tale of the people who were murdered in the Holocaust. “The Stories Behind the Names” offers an opportunity to piece together information about the lives of Holocaust victims, tell their stories, and shed light on Nelly Sachs' rhetorical question. Read more
What’s New at Yad Vashem?
On November 21-24, 2004, the International Institute for Holocaust Research at Yad Vashem held an international conference entitled: “Holocaust Research in Context: The Emergence of Research Centers and Approaches.” This conference was a part of the events marking Yad Vashem’s 50th anniversary, and it examined aspects of Holocaust research since WWII. Read more
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