A Calendar for life

Age 12-14 Language: English


Educational Kit


The unit "A Calendar for Life" presents the story of a Dutch Jewish family before, during and after the Nazi period, in an age-appropriate way for students aged 12 and up. The core of the educational unit is the so-called life calendar, an historical document that Nico Herschel illustrated for his then-unborn baby in the winter of 1942, depicting his child's life as he envisioned it in a series of colorful pictures. As the young father, an ardent Zionist, imagined it, the family would emigrate from the Netherlands to Israel later on. While Nico Herschel and his wife Ammy's vision of life came to an end in the Sobibor extermination camp, their baby, Tswi Herschel, was rescued by two non-Jewish Dutch families. As an adult, Tswi set his parents' dream in motion and immigrated to Israel. Through the richly illustrated materials and texts that are kept short and in simple language, the students work on the story of the Herschels and their historical background with an inspiring and interactive methodology. Fundamental historical concepts and contexts from the Holocaust will be developed, as well as the human dimensions of this tragic and yet so optimistic family history.

Supported by: ICHEIC - The International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims

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Yad Vashem Calendar 2021-2022: Art Created by Women during the Holocaust

This year's calendar features artworks created by Jewish women during the Holocaust era, as well as some signifying a final memorial to the endeavors of women artists who were murdered during the Shoah. The calendar offers a glimpse into the treasures of Yad Vashem's Art Collection, while commemorating these artists and their works. The artists belong to different generations, come from various social and cultural backgrounds and have differing artistic training, but they all share a passion for art. The various genres  ̶  portraits, scenic views and still lifes, as well as the numerous styles and techniques   ̶  reflect the cultural richness of female Jewish artists who lived in Europe prior to and during the Holocaust. Some of the paintings and drawings allude to the cruel reality of life in the ghetto; others express the artists' longing to escape into the realm of beauty and aesthetics. The works left behind by the murdered artists, on the whole charming and pleasant, are a moving testimony to the existence and productivity of their creators.

Yad Vashem's Art Collection currently comprises 12,670 works of art, most of which were created during the Holocaust. Each of these works is, in essence, an irreplaceable personal testimony of life during the Holocaust.

Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, was established in 1953. Located on the Mount of Remembrance in Jerusalem, Yad Vashem is dedicated to Holocaust remembrance, education, documentation and research – seeking to meaningfully impart the legacy of the Shoah for generations to come.

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Beyond the Seen

Ages 15+ Language: English


Educational Kit


Signposts, When I grow up I want to be a Nurse

Ages 15+ Language: English


Educational Kit


Main camps and killing sites Map

A 70 x 100 cm color map, A smaller map of Auschwitz-Birkenau and its sub-camps is also provided




Nazi domination in Europe Map

A 70 x 100 cm color map