The International School for Holocaust Studies
e-Newsletter for Holocaust Educators
Welcome to the tenth issue of Teaching the Legacy. The subject of this issue is “The Holocaust in the Courtroom”, as we focus on war crimes trials. Also included are updates on activities at the International School and within Yad Vashem in the “What’s New” sections, as well as new publications and a new historical section. We hope you find this newsletter of interest and we look forward to your feedback.
Historical Focus: The Auschwitz Trials
Of the approximately 7,000 SS personnel who served at the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex and satellite camps, only 63 were ever tried. How is it possible that the vast majority of SS and various other personnel were never brought to justice? In this article we look into the Auschwitz Trials and try to provide some of the answers. Read more
Featured Film: Music Box
This article covers the 1989 film Music Box, directed by Costa-Gavras, focusing on its historical context and educational perspectives. Originally produced concurrent to the Demjanjuk war crimes trial in Israel, the plot surrounds a young attorney defending her father, accused of collaborating with the Nazis during the War. Read more
What’s New at Yad Vashem?
Interview with Michael Goldman-Gilad, Investigative Officer for the Eichmann Trial
This exclusive interview with former police Superintendent Michael Goldman-Gilad focuses on his time in Bureau 06, the police task force assigned to prepare the case for the landmark war crimes trial of Adolf Eichmann. Goldman-Gilad sheds light on the process leading up to the trial and his own feelings as a Holocaust survivor collecting evidence against a Nazi war criminal. Read more
What’s New at the International School for Holocaust Studies?
What’s New on the International School for Holocaust Studies Website?
Editorial Board: Richelle Budd-Caplan, Shulamit Imber, Prof. Dan Michman, Dorit Novak, Dana Porath, Naama Shik
Editor: Jonathan Clapsaddle
Writing Staff: Limor Bar-Ilan, Kathryn Berman, Jackie Metzger, Yael Novogrotzky, Naama Shik, Asaf Tal
Production and Design: Stephanie Amara, Eviatar Biton, Liz Elsby, Mayana Sebbah, Jeremy Zauder
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