Education Ministry of Italy

Italian Minister of Education and 30 high school students at Yad

Italian Education Minister Profumo
with Italian educators and students
at Yad Vashem following an emotional
visit to the Holocaust History Museum
and Children's Memorial
Shalev pointed out that, “Paradoxically, as the events of the Shoah recede in time, it has become more meaningful. Prof. Israel Gutman has often remarked that the Holocaust refuses to be a part of history; indeed it hovers around us, as part of our culture. It is important that educators - those shaping our culture and our future - confront it, as they are preparing future generations to be the citizens of tomorrow's society.”The Minister said he is personally committed to deepening and broadening Holocaust education in Italy, and said that Yad Vashem epitomizes the proper approach to developing a culture of Holocaust remembrance, which Italy should and is adopting via long-term contact with Yad Vashem. Dr. Iael Nidam-Orvieto spoke about the importance of keeping the personal story in the historical context of the Holocaust while teaching in an age appropriate manner. How to teach a trauma, without causing trauma, is at the center of the pedagogical approach of Yad Vashem.“The memory of what happened then is part of European civilization. It not only concerns the past, but also the present and the future, ” said Minister Profumo at the conclusion of his visit, “We don’t want to go back to a time when Man became an object.”

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