These artworks from the Yad Vashem Collection were created by artists between 1939 and 1945 and represent a living testimony from the Holocaust, as well as a declaration of the indomitable human spirit that refuses to surrender. This exhibition provides a glimpse into art created during the Holocaust in ghettos, camps, forests, and while in […]
BESA – A Code of Honor, Muslim Albanians Who Rescued Jews During the Holocaust has brought an interfaith aspect to Holocaust education. This exhibition is based on 12 large photographs taken by Norman Gershman, and the outstanding rescue stories of Muslim-Albanian families who saved Jews and were recognised as Righteous Among the Nations by Yad […]
This special exhibition, features works created between 1945 and 1947 and attempts to investigate how survivors reacted to the liberation through art. For most of these survivor-artists, the ability to paint again signified freedom and renewed independence. The choice of their art’s subject and the grip on the pencil or brush symbolically restored a feeling […]
This exhibition gives expression to the unique voice of Jewish women in the Holocaust. Their choices and responses in the face of the evil, brutality and relentless hardship that they were forced to grapple with. The exhibition features nine aspects of the Jewish woman’s daily life during the Holocaust: Love, Motherhood, Caring for Others, Womanhood, […]
Of the 6 million Jews murdered in the Holocaust there were approximately 1.5 million children. Only a few survived against all odds. This exhibition is dedicated to the unique stories of children during the Holocaust. During a period when Jewish communities underwent social and familial upheaval, children living in this reality essentially lost their childhood. […]
This exhibition opens a window into the world of children during the Shoah, their story of survival and their struggle to hold onto life. This exhibition derives its name from an excerpt from Janusz Korczak’s “Rules of Life”, A Childhood of Dignity: It is not proper to be ashamed of any game. This is no […]
The aim is to deliver age-appropriate teaching methods that can be used to develop and encourage excellence in the teaching of the Holocaust in the UK.
Each year we take 20 British educators from Jewish schools and organisations in the UK. They spend a week at Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies in Jerusalem, sponsored by Yad Vashem UK Foundation. The outstanding teachers and historians of the International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem provide the educators with a clear philosophy for the sensitive and age-appropriate teaching of this difficult subject as well as giving them the tools to develop effective teaching methods.
Many educators have found that, with the rise of antisemitism throughout Europe, and the distortion and trivialisation of the Holocaust, the role of Yad Vashem has become even more important, in providing them with the means to deal with issues that have arisen as a consequence. The participants bring back to the UK ideas and techniques that will enable them to develop and enhance Holocaust education in their school or organisation from both the Jewish and secular perspective.
The Holocaust and Jewish Identity Learning Resource
Yad Vashem UK sponsored the Holocaust and Jewish Identity Learning Resource, an innovative portable Yad Vashem resource consisting of 10 roll up screens, an educator guide for their students and is accompanied by a book and DVD with detailed lesson plans and interviews with Survivors. It focuses on Jewish identity before, during and after the Holocaust.
It was produced by top educators at the International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem. The resource comprises 3 sections: Pre-war Jewish life and Identity; Jewish Identity during the Holocaust; and finally Post War Jewish Identity – the pain of liberation and the return to life.
Workshops are organised for Jewish Schools explaining the workings of the The Holocaust and Jewish Identity Learning Resource for their use around Holocaust Memorial Day and Yom HaShoah.