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Holocaust Remembrance Day: Past, Present and Future

Holocaust Remembrance Day: Past, Present and Future

April 17, 2015

Israel Studies, Culture & Jewish Thought

TLV1 — Prof. Hanna Yablonka, a professor of Holocaust Studies at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and staff historian for the Ghetto Fighters’ House Museum, talks to TLV1 radio host Allison Kaplan Sommer about the origins of Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah).

Prof. Hanna Yablonka

Prof. Hanna Yablonka

She talks about the various origins of this day, its emotional purpose, and why and when it was formalized into a state-recognized day of memorial.

An expert in Holocaust education, Prof. Yablonka also shares her views about how the Holocaust is — and should be —  taught in Israeli schools.

Listen to this podcast on the TLV1 website >>