The International School for Holocaust Studies
e-Newsletter for Holocaust Educators
Welcome to the 17th issue of Teaching the Legacy. This edition focuses on the subject of Germany, 1933-1939. The e-newsletter includes a main article on this theme, as well as a continuing article on music in the Third Reich, an article on the work of Felix Nussbaum, and an interview with German historian and writer Götz Aly. As always, the newsletter features new publications, book reviews, and updates on recent and upcoming activities at the International School for Holocaust Studies and across Yad Vashem. We hope you find this issue interesting and resourceful and we look forward to your feedback.
“The Uneasy Closeness to Ourselves”
Dr. Götz Aly is an emminent German historian and journalist researching the Holocaust and German history during the Nazi period. Read the impressions of Dr. Aly, who shares his insight into growing up in postwar Germany. Read more
Felix Nussbaum: Self Portraits of a Jew in Turmoil
This article looks at the German Jewish artist Felix Nussbaum, and the transformations his art took from growing up in Germany throughout the war period. Read more
What’s New at Yad Vashem?
Recommended Holocaust-related research and literature of interest to educators and the general public.
“When Their World Changed”: Teaching about German Jewry between 1933-1939
It is important to look at the unique situation and experience of German Jews who felt the brunt of the legal changes in the place they called “home.” Their experience did not begin with ghettos and deportations, but as early as 1933 when the Nazi Party began their policies of exclusion and boycotts of Jews. The article offers several perspectives from which the educator can approach this topic. Read more
The Third Reich: Classical Music and the Nazi Leadership, 1933-1945
In this article, the second of a two-part series, we explore the personalities and music of Von Karajan and Furtwangler, and take a closer look at the importance the Nazi regime placed on art and culture. Read more
What’s New at the International School for Holocaust Studies?
New Online Course with Gmul Hishtalmut – "Germany: 1918-1943"
Earlier this year, we successfully launched our first online course eligible for Israeli professional-development credit hours (gmul hishtalmut). The next course, "Germany: 1918-1943 (Gmul)" will begin December 7th, 2009, and run through May, 2010. Read more
Editorial Board: Richelle Budd-Caplan, Shulamit Imber, Prof. Dan Michman, Dorit Novak, Dana Porath, Naama Shik
Editors: Jonathan Clapsaddle, Yael Weinstock
Writing Staff: Kathryn Berman, Liz Elsby, Jackie Metzger, Asaf Tal, Yael Weinstock
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