The Holocaust is a water shed event in the history of the 20th century for both Jews and non-Jews. It forces us as human beings to look at ourselves and ask the eternal question: how was this humanly possible? The universal dimensions of this particular story can and do speak to us all. This presentation will address not only these universal aspects but explore the “unprecedented” nature of this historical event.
Mr Ephraim Kaye has a first and second degree in Modern Jewish History and the History of the Holocaust from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. From 1978 to 2000 he taught courses on the Holocaust at several different Israeli colleges in Jerusalem. Since 1980 Mr Kaye has been involved in Holocaust research and education. In 1988, he joined the educational staff at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem and since 1994 has been Director of International Seminars for Educators at The International School for Holocaust Studies. He has developed many curriculum units and authored several books, including The Responsa From the Kovno Ghetto (1983) and One Man’s Journey – Teaching the Holocaust published in Working to Make a Difference (2003) edited by Samuel Totten.
Light refreshments from 9am.
Where: Law Link Theatre, Fellows Road, The Australian National University
When: Wednesday 7 November, 9.30-10am
Free and open to the public