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  7/7/2014, Tammuz 9, 5774

Yad Vashem Conference Opens Monday


Hundreds of educators from across the world will be attending the 9th International Conference on Holocaust Education from Monday to Thursday at Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies. The conference entitled "Through Our Own Lens: Reflecting on the Holocaust from Generation to Generation" is split into three sections: the purpose of Holocaust documentation on the part of the first and second generations; how the events of the Shoah continue to find significance in the lives of those born afterwards; and the future of Holocaust education and remembrance among the youth of today – and tomorrow. 

"As the events of the Shoah are rapidly receding into history, it is incumbent upon us to explore how each generation has grappled with, and continues to find significance in, the implications of the Holocaust,” said Chairman Avner Shalev of the Yad Vashem Directorate. "As our documentation efforts continue to evolve with the many technological advances that have made the presentation of information more accessible to a wide array of audiences, our responsibility in continuing to shape and inform the future of Holocaust commemoration and education remains as vital and relevant as ever."