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YAD VASHEM Pre-Seminar

YAD VASHEM Pre-Seminar


Yoni Berrous

Nov 15 – Nov 17

Yoni Berrous was born in France and made Aliyah with his family in 1992. He has a MA in International Relations from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 2007, Yoni Berrous began working as a guide for students and Israeli security personnel at Yad Vashem. Currently he is the Head of the European Jewish Programming in the International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem. He is responsible for Holocaust educational training for formal and informal educators from Jewish communities in Europe. He also leads day study programs in Jewish schools and communities around Europe. These tools are adapted especially for different age groups and for a Jewish learning environment.



Course Description

This 4-session course is an introduction to the Yad Vashem Seminar, which will take place in Jerusalem in January 2018. The Seminar- ‘Teaching about the Holocaust, Antisemitism and Jewish Identity’ is based on a multidisciplinary approach that will be presented by professors and experts from Yad Vashem and other institutions on History, Art, Philosophy, Theology, Sociology, Politics and Pedagogy.

In Yad Vashem, the students will discuss with the lecturers the history of the Holocaust but also the meaning given to it. We will underline the educational aspect of the Holocaust, regarding its universal and particular characteristics.


The coordinator of the Seminar, Yoni Berrous will introduce Yad Vashem’s approach to the students during the pre-seminar in Stockholm. This introduction to the program will focus on the Educational Approach of Yad Vashem, on the definition of the terms that will be used and to the challenges we will meet while focusing on the topic of the Holocaust.