Holocaust Education in the Museum Space: An Israeli Perspective

  • Madene Shachar
Part of the The Holocaust and its Contexts book series (HOLC)


Shachar’s chapter explores the educational philosophy of Yad LaYeled, the only children’s Holocaust memorial museum in the world, which is located in Israel. The chapter describes in detail how Yad LaYeled incorporates various media as pedagogical tools in order to construct young visitors’ personal and collective memory of the Holocaust. The main focus of the chapter is the educational programs developed at Yad LaYeled that incorporate child survivor testimony. Shachar presents a case study of a creative writing workshop based on the story of a child survivor, followed by a discussion on how art workshops in Yad LaYeled provide a communicative language that encourage critical thinking and empathy, as well as facilitate learning the complex events of the Holocaust.


Holocaust education Museum Testimony Media 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Madene Shachar
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  1. 1.Ghetto Fighters’ House Museum and Yad Layeled Children’s Memorial MuseumWestern GalileeIsrael

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