Holocaust by Bullets Education Empowering Teachers to Fight Anti-Semitism and Holocaust Denial WorldWide
Our autumn teacher-training program kicked off in Sardinia at the end of September. Our educators presented our work and unique methodology to students from the Convitto Nazionale Vittorio Emanuele college in Cagliari, Sardinia. Furthermore, 50 Italian educators, including members of the Italian Ministry of Education, participated in our seminar "The Holocaust by bullets, A Public Genocide".
Our educators then traveled to Belgrade, Serbia, for our very first seminar in the country. The program was organized in partnership with the Center for Public History and the Federation of Jewish Communities of Serbia, with the support of the Serbian Ministry of Education.21 professors from across the country participated in the seminar, which was led by Yahad educators Pierre-Jérôme Biscarat, Julia Garmash and Renata Masna.
Yahad educators also traveled to Athens, Greece, for the second installment of our tailored teacher-training seminar entitled "The Holocaust by Bullets on the Occupied Soviet Territories". 21 professors from all over the country attended the seminar, organized in partnership with the Interorthodox Center of The Church of Greece.
Finally, Yahad educators travelled to Tirana, Albania, continue our Europe-wide autumn teacher-training program financed by the European Commission. 36 Albanian educators participated in our tailored "Holocaust by bullets" seminar and 30 students from the Petro Nini Luarasi were given the opportunity to meet Yahad educators. The seminar was organized in partnership with the Albanian National Association of History Teachers and Holokauszt Emlékközpont (Holocaust Memorial Center Budapest).
Elsewhere, our "Holocaust by Bullets" exhibition is on display at the Virginia Holocaust Museum in Richmond, VA. 10 docents have been trained to give guided tours. Furthermore, Yahad educators provided a 16-hour teacher-training seminar on the Holocaust by bullets in the Occupied Soviet territories at the Museum.
In November, the 3rd installment of the Holocaust Education Week will take place in Colorado, more information to follow.
The Museo del Holocausto, Guatemala, completed a successful educational program in Retelhuleu, a city in southern Guatemala. As part of the program, the museum trained 105 teachers and received 2748 students for guided visits to the Holocaust by Bullets exhibition between July and September. The Museum would like to thank Ministry of Education of Guatemala for their invaluable support for the program.
The Museum is also annoucnig a call for participation for the II Seminar for Latin American Teachers on Holocaust Education 2020 #AprenderEducarAplicar. The seminar will take place in February 2020 in Guatemala City and offers a historical overview on the Holocaust, providing teachers with educational tools to use in the classroom. The application is open for history teachers in secondary schools from: El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panama, Mexico, Colombia and Peru. A round trip from their home country, accommodation and meals during the seminar will be provided to participants.