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e-Newsletter for Holocaust Educators

Welcome to the 25th issue of Teaching the Legacy. This edition focuses on the fate of the Jews of North Africa during the Holocaust. We feel that this is an important topic, as only recently has it been officially acknowledged that the Jews of North Africa faced the looming prospect of systematic mass murder and the Final Solution – yet unlike the Jews of Europe, they had the fortune to be saved as the tide of the war turned in favor of the Allied armies.

The main article discusses this acknowledgment, and the factual bases for the assertion that the Jews of North Africa would have met the same fate as the Jews of Europe. There are also articles on the Jews of Libya and on the Jews of French North Africa (Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia), which give some factual background as to exactly what did occur in these countries during the war years. We are proud that this newsletter features an interview with Benjamin Doron (Dadush), himself a child survivor from Libya, who made aliyah after the war and fought in the Palmach and the Israeli army. There is also an accompanying teacher’s guide that can be used by educators to discuss the day-to-day life of the Jews in Libya before World War II.

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. We hope you find this issue interesting and resourceful, and we look forward to your feedback.

Previous e-Newsletters

Main Article – “The Jews of North Africa”

Background Article – “The Jews of Libya”

What’s New at Yad Vashem

Recommended Books

In this section, we feature some Holocaust-related literature that may be of interest to educators and the general public.

New Publications

New publications from Yad Vashem and the International School for Holocaust Studies.

The Jews of North Africa

Background Article – “The Jews of French North Africa”

Interview with Benjamin Doron (Dadosh)

Artifacts from the Holocaust

Righteous Among the Nations

Vladimir Imshennik, a Russian Orthodox priest, and his wife Galina, Lithuania

Marking the Seventieth Commemoration of the Mass Murder at Babi Yar

What’s New on the International School for Holocaust Studies Website

  • Online Courses with Gmul Credit – A brand new online course with gmul credit for Israeli teachers has just begun (it’s not too late to register!) The course is: At the Edge of the Abyss: “Commemoration and Remembrance”. For more information and to register, click here.
  • Yad Vashem is Urgently Seeking Footage for a new exhibition. If you have color footage, including home movies, that was filmed in Europe or North Africa prior to the Holocaust, please contact +972-2-644-3597 or

What’s New at the International School for Holocaust Studies

  • European Department: Please read about the positive feedback from the seminars that took place between May and September 2011.
  • Jewish World Department's International Seminars for Educators: Please read about the new seminars in the Jewish World Department.
  • International Seminars in the English Department
    The English Department will be holding a seminar for educators from China from October 24. 2011 through November 7, 2011.

The e-Newsletter

Editorial Board: Shulamit Imber, Dorit Novak, Dana Porath, Naama Shik
Editor: Sheryl Ochayon
Writing Staff: Kathryn Berman, Lani Berman (contributor), Jackie Metzger, Sheryl Ochayon
Design and Production: Stephanie Amara, Liz Elsby, Jeremy Zauder
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