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Audio: Is Teaching The Holocaust Still Relevant Today?

A three day conference held at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem on how to make the Holocaust relevant to a changing world.
6/25/2012, 10:42 AM

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A three day conference held at Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies attended by 370 educators from 52countries focused on how to make the Holocaust relevant to a changing world.  Prominent Academics shared their expertise with educators and leaders of Holocaust Centres from around the world.  The talk by Prof. Michael Marrus of Toronto on "Lessons Of The Holocaust And The Ceaseless, Discordant Search For Meaning" is featured in this programme.  There were also more than eighty presenters of workshops from a number of countries and several panel discussions.  

For anyone troubled by questions about the Holocaust, this programme is a must.

Also: Israel’s Chess Champion, winner ofthe 2009 World Cup narrowly missed taking the 2012 World Championship from the holder in the final. Hear what he has to say.

Walter Bingham with Israeli chess champion Boris Gelfand.
Photo credit: John Solsvik

Walter Bingham was born in Germany. Just days before the outbreak of WWII, with the help of a Zionist youth movement he was selected for a place on the ‘Kindertransport’ to Great Britain. Walter saw front line action during the Normandy invasion of Europe and was awarded the Military Medal for ‘Bravery in the Field’. In England Walter also acted in films including several Harry Potter films. On the day of his Aliyah in August 2004 he transferred his programme ‘Walter’s World’ to Israel National Radio as a weekly Magazine programme and it has been running here regularly ever since. Walter is an accomplished public speaker and was a member of a visiting panel of lecturers at schools throughout the UK, where he spoke on events in the Third Reich. He has also spoken at schools in the USA and addressed audiences in Israel.
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