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e-Newsletter for Holocaust Educators

Welcome to the 27th issue of Teaching the Legacy. This edition is part of a newsletter series that focuses on the subject of Commemoration and Art. This e-newsletter will focus on Poetry and Commemoration.
When dealing with such a complex and painful topic as the Holocaust, it is important to include as many tools as possible and to combine different approaches to enable a better understanding and knowledge of the Holocaust as a human story. Poetry, as one of these tools, belongs to a special category of expression that provides the reader with an understanding of a personal experience of the poet and of human behavior and social issues related to an historical event. It enables us to come closer to these events because we are dealing with the feelings of individuals who experienced them. Read more...

Previous e-Newsletters

Main Article – “Poetry and Commemoration”

Written in Pencil in the Sealed Freightcar: A Poem by Dan Pagis (1930-1986)
A Teacher’s Guide for Using the Poem and Four Biblical Verses

What’s New at Yad Vashem

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Poetry and Commemoration

Article – “Coping through Art - Friedl Dicker-Brandeis and the children of Theresienstadt”

An Interview with Ester Golan

An Interview with Dr. Simon Lichman

Artifacts from the Holocaust – The Shofar from Skarzysko-Kamienna


Righteous Among the Nations

What’s New at the International School for Holocaust Studies

New Publications

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

Recommended Books

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

The e-Newsletter

Editorial Board: Shulamit Imber, Dorit Novak, Dana Porath, Naama Shik
Editor: Sheryl Ochayon, Franziska Reiniger
Writing Staff: Kathryn Berman, Liz Elsby, Jackie Metzger, Sheryl Ochayon, Franziska Reiniger
Design and Production: Stephanie Amara, Itamar Babad, Liz Elsby
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