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Seminar for activist-teachers in Slovakia: Focus on Holocaust education, testimony in the classroom

The Institute and Yad Vashem are reaching out to teachers in Slovakia who have shown a commitment to Holocaust documentation and tolerance education. On November 18, Martin Šmok, the Institute’s Senior International Program Consultant, presented at a Yad Vashem seminar hosted by the Holocaust Documentation Center. Nineteen activist-teachers attended the seminar, where Šmok gave an overview of the Institute and its mission to make survivor testimony a compelling voice for education and action. In addition to watching testimony, the teachers learned about the Visual History Archive and IWitness, the Institute’s award-winning new website (currently in beta). Yad Vashem discussed its own methodology and approach to education, and prepared teachers for a training seminar they will attend at Yad Vashem in December.