Yad Vashem Spain: Testimony, Memory, Education, with Samuel Bengio
ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: About how many Spanish educators have taken the course in how to teach the Holocaust which is given at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem?
On January 27, Europe commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day. This date was chosen because it is the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp by Soviet troops in 1945. The day is observed annually with solemn ceremonies and educational activities so that the Holocaust will never be forgotten. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, and there have been special commemorative activities throughout the entire month of January.
Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, which is located in Jerusalem, has been carrying out activities in Spain for more than 17 years. An official Association, Yad Vashem España, was recently created in order to offer a program of activities to its members, and Spanish society as a whole, so that through its objectives of Testimony, Memory and Education the greatest genocide in human history, the Holocaust, will not be forgotten.
This week we are speaking with Samuel Bengio, the President of the Yad Vashem España Association.