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1 June 2015

When Did They Decide? Understanding and Teaching the Development of the Final Solution

Dr David Silberklang
Senior Historian atYad Vashem's International Institute for Holocaust Research

Monday, June 1, 2:00-4:00pm
Arts Academic Conference Room, Rm 436, 4/F
Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong

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Did the Nazis' intend the annihilation of European Jewry from the outset?
If not, how and why did their policies evolve? Who made the decisions?
What sources do we use to teach about such complex processes?

In addressing these questions, this workshop will refer to German documents; Jewish diaries and reports; and Polish and Lithuanian diaries -- as well suggestions for using these documents in the classroom.

In addition to his role at Yad Vashem, Dr Silberklang teaches at Hebrew University, Tel Aviv University, and Haifa University. His new book, Gates of Tears: The Holocaust in the Lublin District was published last year.

This workshop is open to secondary school teachers, undergraduate and postgraduate students, and university educators.

Registration below.

For questions and further details, contact Simon Goldberg at

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