The next journey begins CHINA!!

The next journey begins CHINA!!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

June 20

June 20 We began with a panal discussion about Challenges in Making the Holocaust relevant in a changing world. Shulamit Imber, Michael Berenbaum, and others shared their different perspectives in how to teach this subject in light of a ever decreasing souce of live survivors, As sad as the subject is they feel we must plan for a world wherein the the video is the only source of testimonies. The sessions I attended in the morning were quite good as the educators took the helm. I particularly liked the presentation that actually dealt with books I use now in the classroom NIGHT, SURVIVAL IN AUSCHWITZ and MAUS, However the afternoon session left much to be desired as one presenter was not prepared, was quite boring and uses simulation in her classroom- a big tabu amongst Holocaust educators. I am about to take a walk to Ben Yehuda and call it a night, tomorrow is the final day of this conference and I will vbe going to meet my cousin on Friday in Tel Aviv for a "Havsaka" break. here are some photos of new friends from Rwanda, Sweden and Luithiana the flags represent all the countries of the participants

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