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2 November 2012

The Holocaust as a Unique Event in History

Ephraim Kaye

Date: Friday, 2 November 2012
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm
Venue: Main Building (MB121)

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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 all of us. This presentation will address not only these universal aspects but will explore the "unprecedented" nature of this historical event.

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 1978-2000 he taught in the Israeli high school system. During this time he taught courses on the Holocaust at several different colleges in Jerusalem. Since 1980 he has been involved in Holocaust research and education.

In 1988, he joined the educational staff at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. Since 1994, he has been Director of the International Seminars at The International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem. During this time, he has coordinated and led over 250 international seminars from over 20 countries in 8 different languages.


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