June 1, 2011 (Volume 1, Issue 7)
|Volume 1 • Issue 7 • June 1, 2011|
Workshop funded and led by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum for Iowa teachers of social studies.
The front pages of 15 American newspapers printed between 1933 and 1946 have been packaged into an educational resource about the Holocaust. Upstart Ideas created The Holocaust: A Remembrance with assistance from RetroGraphics Publishing, an American company that reproduces archived newspapers and other memorabilia. “A resource like this serves as a tool to educate and also to refute some of the misconceptions, lies and distortions about the Holocaust, mainly that no one knew what was happening,” says Michael Eglash, president and founding partner of Upstart Ideas. Copies of The Holocaust: A Remembrance can be ordered at www.anydate.com/holocaust.html. Click here to read “Front-Page Proof,” Joshua Hamerman’s review in The Jerusalem Post of the book.
Holocaust education state profile: South Dakota
Like many states, South Dakota has no legislation on the teaching of the Holocaust. The current content standards for social studies and for language arts contain no explicit references to the Holocaust. For the most recent statement of standards, supporting skills and examples, go to http://doe.sd.gov/ContentStandards/index.asp
Note: Issue 8 (June 15, 2011) will contain a set of articles on the arrest and extradition to The Hague of Ratko Mladic.
North Sudan Takes Contested Town on South Border
Germans Delve into Sins of Nazi Grandparents
Demjanjuk in Munich (Op-Ed Piece)
Coincidentally, this year is the 50th anniversary of the trial of Adolf Eichmann, a case that, in its significance, appears to dwarf the Demjanjuk proceedings. But while Eichmann did play a larger role in the Holocaust than Mr. Demjanjuk, we must resist the conclusion that one is more significant than the other. Indeed, the Demjanjuk trial, as much as the Eichmann case, has volumes to teach us about the complex relationship between genocide and justice. Read more: http://www .nytimes.com/2011/05/17/opinion/17Lipstadt.html?_r=1
Denying Nazi Charges, Renault Family Members Seek Redress from France
Holocaust Survivors Again Seek Insurance Claims
Judges Hearing Karadžic Case at ICTY Visit Sarajevo
Serbia State TV Apologises for Milosevic-Era Propaganda
Responsibility to Protect: The Lessons of Libya
ECCC to Start Landmark Trial on June 27
Top Rwanda Genocide Suspect Seized in Congo
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