Invitation to Participate: Yiddish in Holocaust Education

The Editors


In an effort to pool the wis­dom and ques­tions acquired from our con­trib­u­tors’ work in the class­room, In geveb reg­u­lar­ly polls Yid­dish instruc­tors on top­ics relat­ed to Yid­dish ped­a­gogy. In our Loyt Di Lerers series, we com­pile ideas and best prac­tices for teach­ers who teach Yid­dish, teach about Yid­dish, and teach with texts from Yid­dish sources. The respons­es to these polls offer a cross-sec­tion of the opin­ions, approach­es, and expe­ri­ences of Yid­dish instruc­tors from Los Ange­les to Tel Aviv, from children’s pro­grams to uni­ver­si­ty class­es to con­tin­u­ing edu­ca­tion cours­es, from new teach­ers to those with a life­time of experience.

We are proud to announce that this ped­a­gogy poll is being con­duct­ed in part­ner­ship with the Insti­tute for Holo­caust, Geno­cide, and Mem­o­ry Stud­ies at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Mass­a­chu­setts Amherst.

In our Loyt di Lerers series we have gathered teachers’ thoughts about Yiddish textbooks, focused on the question of whether and how to use Weinreich’s College Yiddish, asked teachers to describe how they conduct the first day of Yiddish class, and learned how instructors teach with texts translated from Yiddish. In our next poll we ask Holocaust educators how they teach with and about Yiddish. This pedagogy poll is being conducted in partnership with the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

If you teach about the Holocaust in a museum or public forum, a religious school classroom, a literature or history course, or in any other setting, we invite you to participate in a short survey on the use of Yiddish in Holocaust education. We want to whether or how you consider teaching about Yiddish as part of your Holocaust curriculum, how you present Yiddish letters, songs, and texts, and which texts you use.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and experiences with the In geveb teaching community.

Editors, The. “Invitation to Participate: Yiddish in Holocaust Education.” In geveb, February 2017:
Editors, The. “Invitation to Participate: Yiddish in Holocaust Education.” In geveb (February 2017): Accessed Feb 27, 2024.


The Editors