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Dr Chava Baruch | Teaching about the Holocaust: The Pedagogical philosophy of Yad Vashem

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January 29, 2013 at 12:00
Mala dvorana, ZRC SAZU

Teaching about the  Holocaust- The Pedagogical Philosophy of Yad Vashem

Lecture: Chava Baruch, PhD, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Israel


The Pedagogical Philosophy details the educational approach of the International    School for Holocaust Studies in Yad Vashem in Jerusalem.

The Holocaust, an unprecedented event, has fundamentally challenged the foundations upon which rests human civilization. The Holocaust serves as a universal warning and places a heavy responsibility on us to teach it.

The Holocaust is a human story and should be taught as such, it is what gives it relevance today. In teaching we ask tree main questions: Why, What and How?

It is important first to understand why this event should be taught and only than turn to the question of content and methodology.


Dr. Chava Baruch received her MA focusing on the Budapest Ghetto in 1944 from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and concentrated in her PhD on the world’s perception of the neological Jews in Budapest between 1919-1943. Dr. Baruch works with educators from Romania, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, the Czech Republic and Slovenia.