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The International School for Holocaust Studies

Yad Vashem’s Holocaust Education Center, Givatayim Branch

Since 1975, Yad Vashem’s Givatayim Branch has been operating as the only branch of the International School for Holocaust Studies outside of Jerusalem. The Center implements exclusive educational programming and Holocaust commemoration. Beit Wolyn services a variety of audiences, including students and teachers, Poland guides, military personnel and the general public, with some 40,000 participants in its programs every year. The Center’s staff is comprised of research and pedagogy professionals with considerable experience in teaching and guiding a variety of audiences. The Center is located at the Wolyn Jews’ Memorial Hall in Givatayim, Israel.

Yad Vashem’s Givatayim Branch Offers:

  • Day seminars
  • Lectures about Holocaust research
  • Educational activities - dilemmas during and after the Holocaust
  • Instructional viewing of documentary and feature films
  • Workshops in the arts and creative writing
  • Tours of the memorial site and exhibitions
Every seminar features personal testimony by a Holocaust survivor.

Professional Guidance:

  • For teachers involved in Holocaust education
  • For teachers and military personnel, in preparation of ceremonies
  • For students, pupils and seminar participants, in writing research papers and family tree exploration.

Contact Us:

Givatayim Branch
Phone:+972-3-5718197
Fax:+972-3-5717781
E-mail: givatayim.branch@yadvashem.org.il

In the Library and Pedagogical Center:

  • A wide variety of research literature
  • Memorial books
  • Journals
  • Communal memorial (Yizkor)books
  • Topic folders
  • A collection of teacher’s and student’s research papers
  • Video library
  • Access to Yad Vashem’s computerized databases
  • A wide variety of material and activities for Holocaust Day

Target Audiences:

Students:
  • Elementary school (grades 4-6)
  • Middle school (grades 7-9)
  • High school (grades 10-12)
Organized European Trips:
  • Students on Journeys to Poland/Germany
  • Return students
  • Students – in lieu of Journeys to Poland/Germany
Military and Security Personnel
  • Army, Police, Prison Service
General Audiences