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MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1996

15:00-17:00 Tour of Yad Vashem

17:00-17:30 Light Meal

18:30-20:00 Opening Ceremony in the presence of:

The Prime Minister

Mr. Binyamin Netanyahu

Minister of Education

Mr. Zevulun Hammer

and with the participation of:

The Mayor of Jerusalem

Mr. Ehud Olmert

Chairman of the International Council of Yad Vashem

Dr. Yosef Burg

Chairman of the Yad Vashem Directorate

Mr. Avner Shalev

During the ceremony, the Ankor Children’s choir will perform a selection of songs, and instrumentalists from the IDF Education Unit and Gadna Orchestra will play two works composed in Theresienstadt.


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1996

First Session: Chaired by: Mr. Yitzhak Artzi, Chairman, Central

9:00-12:40 Organization of Holocaust Survivors of Israel

Holocaust Teaching in The Changing Socio-Educational Reality

9:10-9:30 Yad Vashem – Shaping and Reflecting the Memory of the Holocaust

Avner Shalev, Chairman of the Directorate, Yad Vashem

9:30-9:50 Holocaust Teaching in Israel in the 1990s

Dr. Nili Keren

9:50-10:10 The Unique Approach to Holocaust Education in Germany

Dr. Jacqueline Giere

10:10-10:40 Discussion

10:40-11.10 Break

11:10-11:30 Teaching the Holocaust in South America Dr. Yossi Goldstein

11:30-11:50 Speaking About the Holocaust in French Schools

Mrs. Laurence Rosengart

11:50-12:10 Changes in the Presentation of the Jews in Holocaust Studies in Poland after 1989

Prof. Jerzy Tomaszewski

12:10-12:40 Discussion

12:40-13:40 Lunch Break

Second Session : Chaired by: Prof. Michael Berenbaum, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington D.C.

13:40-15:10 Holocaust Teaching in The United States

13:50-14:20 Education in the U.S. and the Holocaust: From a Unique Memory to Mandatory Studies

Dr. Marcia Sachs Littell

14:20-14:40 The Development of Holocaust Education in Great Britain

Prof. Aubrey Newman 14:40-15:10 Discussion

15:10-15:40 Coffee Break

Third Session: Chaired by: Prof. Dan Michman, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan

15:50-19:15 The Holocaust as an Interdisciplinary Educational Subject

15:50-16:10 The Holocaust as a Historical Discipline and Its Educational Significance

Prof. Dalia Ofer

16:10-16:30 The Theological Response to the Holocaust Prof..Eliezer Schweid

16:30-16:50 The Holocaust and Art

Prof. Ziva Amishai Maisels16:50-17:30 Discussion

17:30-18:00 Coffee Break

18:00-18:20 The Educational Significance of Holocaust Literature Dr. Sidra De Koven Ezrahi

18:20-18:40 A Different Dimension of Holocaust Education: An Evaluation of Visits by Youth to Commemorative Sites In Poland

Mr. Jackie Feldman18:40-19:15 Discussion

19:15-20:00 Light Dinner

Fourth Session: Chaired by: Dr. William Shulman,Chairman of the Association of Holocaust Organizations in the United States

20:10-21:30 The Power of the Media in Shaping Historical Conciousness of the Holocaust

20:20-21:30 Lecture: Prof. Yehuda Bauer, Chairman of the International Research Institute, Yad Vashem


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1996

9:00-9:30 The Educational Philosophy of Yad Vashem Mr. Motti Shalem,Director of the Central School for Holocaust Studies

Ms. Shulamit Imber,Pedagogical Director of the Central School for Holocaust Studies

9:30-10:00 Holocaust Education in the Jewish World – Survey Results

Mr. Elly Dlin

Mr. Shlomo Fischer

10:15-13:30 Workshops: Presentation of Study Units

Representatives of various countries worldwide

13:30-14:30 Lunch Break

14:30-18:30 Continuation of Workshops

21:00-23:00 Evening Activity

One of the following tours:

Sound and Light Show at David’s Tower

Western Wall Tunnels

The Jewish Quarter of the Old City

*Changes may occur in the workshop schedule


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1996

First Session: Chaired by: Dr Ze’ev Mankowitz, Director of the Melton Center for Jewish Education in the Diaspora

From the Past to the Future: Content and Rationale in Teaching the Holocaust

9:00-10:00 The Social Significance of the Holocaust

Prof. Charles Liebman

10:15-11:00 Focal Points in Holocaust Teaching

Prof. Yisrael Gutman

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break and formation of study groups

11:30-13:00 Challenges in Holocaust Teaching in the 21st Century: Joint Working Goals

Discussion Groups with Moderator

13:00-14:00 Lunch Break

Second Session: Chairwoman: Mrs Vladka Meed, Program Director – American Gathering/Federation of Jewish Holocaust Survivors

Moderator: Prof. Dalia Ofer

The Institute for Contemporary Jewry, Hebrew University Jerusalem

Panel Discussion

The Impact of the Holocaust on Shaping Identity

Prof. Zvi Bacharach

Prof. Marcel Dubois

Prof. Michael Berenbaum

Prof. Saul Friedlander


YAD VASHEM

THE HOLOCAUST MARTYRS’ AND HEROES’ REMEMBRANCE AUTHORITY

THE CENTRAL SCHOOL FOR TEACHING THE HOLOCAUST

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE – THE HOLOCAUST IN EDUCATION

OCTOBER 14-17, 1996

CONFERENCE PROGRAM


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