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Yad VaShem International Seminars for Educators


  • Learn about the history and culture of the Jewish people in the interwar period.
  • Study the history of anti-Semitism and the Jewish response to the Nazi onslaught.
  • Investigate this history through lectures on literature, theology, psychology, and art.
  • Model ways to translate this content into age-appropriate pedagogical materials.
  • Meet with survivors and learn from field study.

This 19-day seminar organized by the International School for Holocaust Studies offers a challenging learning experience that demands full commitment on a physical, intellectual, and emotional level. As a participant, you will learn from leading scholars in Holocaust scholarship, research, and pedagogy.

In order to create the educational atmosphere, this seminar emphasizes listening, patience, and humility. International participants from North America, Australia, South America, and Eastern Europe bring diverse perspectives and understanding.


This is an intensive 19-day seminar.

Course Components

  • Meet with 10-12 Holocaust survivors and hear their personal stories.
  • Visit significant sites across Israel that represent both the Jewish people’s recent history and ancient roots in this land.
  • View films and take part in workshops that build on the program content.

“I think that this trip was one of the most amazing and educational experiences of my life. I return with a renewed enthusiasm for Holocaust education and a new wealth of knowledge.”
Carly Ward
USHMM, Washington DC, US

“The caliber of speakers and staff was superb. The organization and logistics were impeccable. Your deep and sincere interest in all of the participants made us all feel at home. I was able to acquire important archival materials for my ongoing work on medicine and the Holocaust.”
Michael A. Grodin, MD
Professor of Socio-Medical Sciences, Community Medicine, and Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, US

If you’d like to earn academic credit for the program, you’ll pay a US$ 80 application fee and a US$ 480 tuition fee to Hebrew University in addition to the Yad VaShem program fee. Visit the Yad VaShem website for information on program fees, and download the academic credits application form.

This program is open to professional educators from anywhere in the world. 


Visit the Yad VaShem website for more details and to apply.

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Fast Facts


Yad VaShem International Seminars for Educators

Teaching Faculty:

Mr. Ephraim Kaye

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Program Dates:



Professional educators from anywhere in the world


Visit Yad VaShem website for details 

Relevant Academic Fields:

History, psychology, education, pedagogy

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