The International School for Holocaust Studies
e-Newsletter for Holocaust Educators
Welcome to the 15th issue of Teaching the Legacy. This edition focuses on the subject of childhood and creativity. The e-newsletter includes a main article on this theme, as well as an interview, a lesson plan about art in the classroom, and a story of childhood rescue. As always, the newsletter features new publications, book reviews, and updates on recent and upcoming activities at the International School for Holocaust Studies and around Yad Vashem. We hope you find this issue interesting and resourceful and we look forward to your feedback.
"With Colors I Express Beauty; With Poems I Express Pain"
An interview with Chava Wolf-Wijnitzer, a child Holocaust survivor and an artist, born in northern Bukovina. Her paintings and poems deal with her childhood, most of which was spent in ghettos in Transnistria. We approached Mrs. Wolf to discuss her childhood, her life, and her creations. Selections of her poetry and paintings are included in this interview. Read more
“A Childhood Ensnared in Tears”
A lesson plan for young students on using artwork to express themselves on the subject of the Holocaust. These guided activities provide an avenue for teachers to use art in the classroom. Through a discussion of symbols and the artwork of Holocaust survivor Chava Wolf, students of varying ages can express themselves on this difficult subject. Read more
What’s New at Yad Vashem?
- January 27th: Reaching out to the Youth of Europe
- International Seminar: The Holocaust and Human Rights
- International Educational Activities
- Ceremony Launches New Educational Series on Religious Life During the Holocaust: "Years Wherein We Have Seen Evil"
- Dealing with the Aftermath: New Research Center Established at Yad Vashem
New publications from Yad Vashem and the International School for Holocaust Studies. Read more
“We Are Children Just the Same”: Teaching by Highlighting the Youth
This article suggests reasons and ways for using the artwork, poems, and diaries of children who lived during the Holocaust. In utilizing such resources in the classroom, teachers can approach this difficult subject with empathy, by introducing their students to children who were their age at the time. Read more
Artifacts from the Holocaust: A Child's Silverware Set and Jacket
Learn about a set of children’s silverware that survived the Holocaust, as well as the story of the children to whom it belonged. The Hamerslags' utensil set and coat invite us to learn about the smuggling of children, the Netherlands, concentration camps, Righteous Among the Nations, and more. The story of these artifacts is accompanied by points of reference and discussion to be used with students. Read more
What’s New at the International School for Holocaust Studies?
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Editorial Board: Richelle Budd-Caplan, Shulamit Imber, Prof. Dan Michman, Dorit Novak, Dana Porath, Naama Shik
Editors: Jonathan Clapsaddle, Yael Weinstock
Writing Staff: Limor Bar-Ilan, Kathryn Berman, Liz Elsby, Jackie Metzger, Yael Weinstock
Production and Design: Eviatar Biton, Liz Elsby, Mayana Sebbah, Jeremy Zauder
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