The International School for Holocaust Studies
e-Newsletter for Holocaust Educators
Welcome to the 14th issue of Teaching the Legacy. This issue focuses on the Kristallnacht pogrom, as we commemorated its 70th anniversary year. Translated as the “Night of Broken Glass,” this night and the following day – November 9-10, 1938 – marked a watershed moment in the escalation of Nazi antisemitic policy, which eventually led to the Holocaust. Our newsletter features an article on teaching the subject and some of its lessons in the classroom, an interview with a Holocaust survivor who recalls the Kristallnacht pogrom period, and a ceremony that may be used with students to commemorate the event. Also included are our regular updates on activities at the International School, within Yad Vashem, and book reviews. We hope you find this issue interesting and resourceful, and we look forward to your feedback.
“This is Not the Story of Someone Else”
An interview with Miriam Ron, a Holocaust survivor from Germany, who recounts her memories of the Kristallnacht pogrom. Read more
“Shattered and Broken”
Using quotations and personal accounts, this ceremony may be used for an emotional commemoration of the Kristallnacht pogrom. Read more
What’s New at Yad Vashem?
- “It Came from Within..." – Exhibition Marking the Events of Kristallnacht
- Teaching the Shoah: Fighting Racism and Prejudice
- The Challenge of Teaching the Holocaust in a Multicultural Classroom
- "A Human Experience": Highlights from the Address of Avner Shalev at the Conference
- “So That the Generations to Come Will Know” : Programs for the Ultra-Orthodox During the Three Weeks
- New on www.yadvashem.org/education
- "Portal to Knowledge," Yad Vashem’s Library Catalogue, Goes Online
Re-Examining the Tipping Point: 70 Years Since the Kristallnacht Pogrom
The occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Kristallnacht pogrom provides the opportunity to look at the event both as part of Holocaust history and as a clear outburst of xenophobia. This article focuses on teaching this topic in the classroom, by suggesting resources that teachers may use to encourage students to think about broader issues that this event raises. Read more
Address by Avner Shalev
From the Sixth International Conference on Holocaust Education at Yad Vashem, on July 10, 2008. In this moving speech to an audience of educators and historians, Avner Shalev, Chairman of the Yad Vashem Directorate, highlights our challenges, values, and responsibilities. Read more
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