The next journey begins CHINA!!

The next journey begins CHINA!!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

June 19,2012 A very busy, exhausting and inspiring day. We began with presentations from Gideon Sa'ar Minister of Education of Israel followed by Avner Shalev Chairman Directorate of Yad Vashem. The theme was the educational challenges we face in the 21st century. The morning concluded with a presentation from Michael Marrus, Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Professor Emeritus of Holocaust Studies University of Toronto. I took notes and will be working on them, but the continuing theme of the conference will be the challenges faced in the 21sat century . There are participants from, Senegal, Egypt, USA, Serbia, Croatia, South Africa, Australia, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Czech Republic,England and many more. We all chose separate presentations to attend for the afternoon. wont go into the actual sessions but I chose Anti Antisemitism and Nazi Ideology presented by professor Dina Porat, Literary Responses to the Holocaust presented by Dr. Alan Rosen, and finally and most difficult subject for me today was Motherhood in the Face of Extermination presented by Dr Frumi Shchori. We ended the day with the preeminent historian on the Holocaust Professor Yehuda Bauer whose knowledge, passion, and message is un paralleled. We also were treated during the mid day break, to a dance performance called "Together Alone" I look forward to another inspiring day tomorrow

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