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About The International School for Holocaust Studies

The International School for Holocaust Studies The International School for Holocaust Studies

Established in 1993, the International School for Holocaust Studies conducts educational programs and produces educational materials for a variety of target populations and educational organizations in Israel and abroad. over 100 staff members work together with thousands of teachers, students, soldiers and pupils each year to promote Holocaust education and remembrance. Holocaust education as defined and developed by the International School is interdisciplinary, multi-faceted and multi-directional, focusing on how individuals lived before, during and after the Holocaust, as well as the "choiceless choices" they were forced to confront in this period.

The International School for Holocaust Studies is the only school of its kind in the world, and our staff is firmly committed to Holocaust education. We believe it is our mission to enrich the knowledge of educators from around the world as well as to provide them with pedagogical guidelines and age-appropriate tools for teaching this difficult subject matter. Our interdisciplinary approach to Holocaust education - through art, music, literature, theology and drama - allows students to gain a broader understanding of what happened during this period.


The International School for Holocaust Studies includes 17 classrooms, Pedagogical Center and auditorium. Every year we host over 350,000 schoolchildren, university students, military and security personnel, as well as thousands of educators from around the world.

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Yad Vashem
The Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority
The International School for Holocaust Studies
P.O.B. 3477
Jerusalem 9103401 Israel

Department Phone Fax E-mail
School   +972-2-6443621 international.school@yadvashem.org.il
International Seminars in English +972-2-6443639 +972-2-6433640 international.seminar@yadvashem.org.il
European Educators +972-2-6443656 +972-2-6433649 europe@yadvashem.org.il
World Jewry Division +972-2-6443829 +972-2-6433829 teacher.training@yadvashem.org.il
Spanish and Portuguese Speakers Seminars +972-2-6443870 + 972-2-6443640 spanish.education@yadvashem.org.il
Australian Educators +972-2-644-3613 +972-2-644-3649 gandel.program@yadvashem.org.il