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Tags: Holocaust, memory, Education, History, Antisemitism

Memory…Personalization…Meaning
Every year we move farther away from the tragic events of the Holocaust. Yet as time passes, memory fades.

It is our collective responsibility to ensure that the history, the experiences, the implications of this era are forever protected as evidence. Every one of us has the ability to make a difference in how we give to the past a living future as we become a link in the chain of Jewish history and memory, for the future of the Jewish people.

The transmission of Holocaust memory encourages critical thinking skills in analyzing what forces influence the growth of Antisemitism, the implementation of Nazi ideology, the causes of local collaboration and the overwhelming indifference of the world which allowed the Shoah to take place.

Recognition of each individual's ability to make a difference in the world is how we give to the past a living future as we become a link in the chain of Jewish history and memory, for the future of the Jewish people.


About the Links in the Chain™ philosophy:

Links in the Chain is an educational initiative for reflective encounters with the Holocaust. Started by Elana Heideman over 25 years ago, every educational endeavors shares an emphasis on Jewish identity, tradition, family and community. The Links in the Chain approach to the transmission of Holocaust memory encourages critical thinking skills in analyzing what forces influence the growth of Antisemitism, the implementation of Nazi ideology, the causes of local collaboration and the overwhelming indifference of the world which allowed the Shoah to take place. Participants in journeys, workshops and lectures engage with the legacy of what was lost to inherit what we, the generations after the Holocaust, gain as the witness to the witness for the future.

Hands-on, interactive, discussion-oriented programming enhances the individual experience by allowing the students to explore their personal connection to the dark chapter of Jewish history, as they take their place as members of the Jewish world in Israel and the Diaspora.

Together, we can ensure that future generations will grasp some understanding of the identity and struggles faced by the victims, the survivors, even the murderers and the bystanders, all of whom impart lessons that we must not only inherit, but from which we must learn.

To learn more about Links in the Chain™, please contact Dr. Elana Yael Heideman elanayael@israelforever.org


HOLOCAUST AND HATIKVAH

Explore the connection between Holocaust, Hope and Israel in our effort to remember and make meaning out of our history as a people.

Tags: Holocaust, memory, Education, History, Antisemitism