The International School for Holocaust Studies
e-Newsletter for Holocaust Educators
Welcome to the seventh issue of Teaching the Legacy, the e-newsletter of the International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem. This issue focuses on the Righteous Among the Nations, those who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust. The main article covers the educational potential of teaching this subject in the classroom, and provides examples of specific historical cases. Accompanying the article are two resources touching on the Righteous Among the Nations – one on the film “Schindler’s List” and the second on the female protectors of Anne Frank. This e-newsletter also includes a section of book reviews, as well as updates on recent events and activities in the “What’s New” sections. We hope you will find this newsletter of interest and we look forward to your feedback.
“Schindler’s List” as an Educational Tool
The highly successful film “Schindler’s List” presents a challenging tool for classroom use. While it may be used to discuss various aspects of the Holocaust with students, a very careful methodological approach must be employed in an effort not to confuse Hollywood with reality. These interdisciplinary classroom activities have been designed to address various needs of teachers. Read more
What’s New at Yad Vashem?
What’s New at the International School for Holocaust Studies?
What’s New on the International School for Holocaust Studies Website?
- Fifth International Conference for Educators: “Teaching the Holocaust to Future Generations”
- New Online Course: “At the Edge of the Abyss: the Holocaust of European Jewry”
- Exploring the Theresienstadt Ghetto via the Accompanying Website to the “Between the Worlds” CD-ROM
- New Hungarian Website Launched Ahead of Holocaust Day in Hungary.
Teaching about the Righteous Among the Nations in the Classroom
In Holocaust-related research and literature, the word "Righteous" is the term used for those who saved Jewish lives during the period of the Holocaust. In this article we examine how the courageous actions of the Righteous Among the Nations can be highlighted when teaching and commemorating the Holocaust. Read more
Miep Gies and Bep Voskuijl, Righteous Among the Nations
On July 6, 1942, Anne Frank and her family moved into the empty annex of her father Otto’s office, where they remained in hiding for over two years. Four people knew of their hiding and assisted them, risking their own lives. This lesson plan focuses on two of them – Miep Gies and Bep Voskujl – who have since been recognized as Righteous Among the Nations. Read more
Editorial Board: Richelle Budd-Caplan, Shulamit Imber, Prof. Dan Michman, Dana Porath, Dr. Motti Shalem, Naama Shik
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