Almost seventy-five years after the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Europe continues to grapple with the Holocaust. At the beginning of the 21st century, Europe is faced with the challenge of preserving the memory of the Holocaust and imbuing new generations with its lessons as a means to combat the resurgence of antisemitism.
Our greatest challenge is the education of future generations by teaching about the Holocaust and promoting its lessons throughout the globe.
The programme of Yad Vashem – World Holocaust Remembrance Center seeks to support European educators in this endeavor, encouraging their commitment to teach about this watershed event in world history. An academic core of experts in different fields (education, history, art, communications, etc.) serve as advisors to the programme, contributing to its content and the exploration of new instructional methods.
Seminars are structured to provide participants with knowledge and instructional tools for the teaching of the Holocaust, to enable them to confront antisemitism and initiate local projects in their schools and communities. The internet page of the programme facilitates exchange between different countries, discussion of common issues and problems related to the teaching of the Holocaust, sharing materials for Holocaust Remembrance Days, etc.