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e-Newsletter for Holocaust Educators

Shalom and welcome to the 29th issue of Teaching the Legacy. This e-newsletter focuses on photography. In this newsletter we will explore the strengths and weaknesses of photographs as a historical source, and whether they reflect reality or interpret it. The newsletter contains an introductory article on the issues relevant to using photographs, and then a number of articles describe each issue discussed in the introduction in greater depth through the use of a case study of particular photographs.
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In this section, we feature some Holocaust-related literature that may be of interest to educators and the general public. In this newsletter we feature Where is thy brother Abel? Documentary Photographs of the Warsaw Ghetto, written by Joe J. Heydecker, Teaching Controversial Issues in the Classroom: Key Issues and Debates, edited by Paula Cowan and Henry Maitles, and The Holocaust and Other Genocides: An Introduction (Amsterdam: NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies and Amsterdam University Press, 2012).

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Editorial Board: Shulamit Imber, Dorit Novak, Dana Porath, Naama Shik
Editor: Sheryl Ochayon, Franziska Reiniger
Writing Staff: Richelle Budd-Caplan, Kathryn Berman, Liz Elsby, Jackie Metzger, Sheryl Ochayon, Franziska Reiniger
Design and Production: Stephanie Amara, Liz Elsby, Rachel Karlinsky
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