YAD VASHEM The Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority        ICHEIC Humanitarian Fund
    The International School for Holocaust Studies
The ICHEIC Program for Holocaust Education in Europe


                     Rounded Rectangle: Seminar Program    International Graduates Seminar -  “Teaching About the Holocaust”    5-9 August 2007


Sessions will take place in room no. 16


Sunday, August 5

19:00 Welcome dinner
Shira Magen , Lisa Oren and Richelle Bu d d-Caplan, International School for Holocaust Studies (ISHS)

20:00 Opening session


Monday, August 6

- Bystanders -

8:15-08:30 Opening
Dr. Doron Avraham, Dr. Alain Michel, Shira Magen, ISHS

08:30-8:35 Bystanders – Introduction to the educational discussion
Shira Magen, ISHS

8:35-9:20 Bystanders – presentation of educational unit + discussion
Dr. Irit Abramsky, ISHS

9:20-9:50 Bystanders – major focal points
Shira Magen and Dr. Alain Michel, ISHS

9:50-10:15 Break.

10:15-11:30 Bystanders - Latest research findings
Prof. D avid Bankier , Yad Vashem

11:30-11:35 Group Photo

11:35-12:40 Lunch break

12:40-13:00 Introduction to the movie “ Monsieur Batignole ” ( Visual Center )

13:00–15:00 Watching the film “ Monsieur Batignole ”

15:00-15:15 Concluding discussion on Using films in Holocaust education
Dr. Alain Michel, ISHS

15:15-15:45 Break.

15:45-18:00 How to address ‘bystanders' in the classroom – Participants presentations and discussion.
Dr. Alain Michel and Shira Magen, ISHS

18:00 Return to hotel

19:00-20:30 Dinner at hotel


Tuesday, August 7

– History and Memory -


08:30-9:45 Competition of Memories.
Prof. Elchanan Yakira, Hebrew University

9:45-10:00 Break.

10:00-12: 15 Using testimonies in Holocaust education – participants presentations and discussion.
Lea Roshkovsky and Yael Richler-Fridman, ISHS

12: 15 -13: 15 Lunch Break.

13: 15 -14: 15 How to address the Shoa in relation to other Genocides? Workshop
Lea Roshkovsky, ISHS

14: 15 -14: 30 Break

14: 30 -15: 30 Holocaust Education in Europe – Three Examples.:
Lithuania (2), Germany (1) and Finland (2) – by participants
Shulamit Imber and Dr. Doron Avraham, ISHS

15: 30 -15:45 Break

15:45-17:45 Lost Identity – Meeting Holocaust survivors whose identity was influenced deeply by the Holocaust.
Chana Meiri, Rina Quint, Ehud Lev

18:00 Depart for Tel Aviv: Drop off at the Opera Building on the Tayelet
Free time in Tel Aviv…….

22:45 Depart from Opera Building for Jerusalem



Wednesday, August 8

– Interdisciplinary approach to the Holocaust -


08:30-10:00 Theology and the Holocaust
Rabbi Prof. Yehoyada Amir, Hebrew University, Dr. Mustafa Abu Sway, Al Kuds University, Fr. Michael Mc.Garry, Tanture Ecumenical Institute, Heirmonc Jovan Culibrk , Jasenovc Committee of the Serbian Orthodox Church.

10:00-10:30 Break

10:30-12:00 Three alternative activities (rooms 11,12, 16):

A . Teaching Holocaust through literature (room 16)
Jackie Metzger, ISHS

B. How to prepare students for visiting memorial sites? (room 11)
Shlomo Balzam, Yad Vashem and Chreister Mattsson, The Forum for Living History.

C.  Teaching the Holocaust through primary sources (room 12)
Ephrat Balberg, ISHS

12:00-13:30 Lunch Break

13:30-15:30 How to address antisemitism in the classroom? Presentation and discussion.
Shira Magen, ISHS

15:30-15:50 Break

15:50-17:00 Spots of Light” – tour of the exhibition on women in the Holocaust
Merav Zano, ISHS

17:00 Depart for the Hotel.

19:00-20:30 Dinner at hotel

21:30 Depart for the Old City Drop off at Dung Gate.

22:00 Tour of the Western Wall Tunnel.

23:25 Pick up at Dung Gate

Thursday, August 9


8:00-8:30 What's new on the Yad Vashem Website?
Jackie Metzger , ISHS

8:30-8:45 Break

8:45-10:45 How to address ‘resistance' in the classroom? – Participants' presentations and discussion.
Chava Baruch and Ephrat Balberg, ISHS

10:45-11:00 Break.

11:00-12:00 Conclusion.
Dr. Doron Avraham, Dr. Alain Michel, Shira Magen, ISHS