In an initiative to train future generations about the holocaust, the International School for Holocaust Studies of Yad Vashem has launched the Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Educational Leadership Academy.
Inaugurated just weeks before the arrival of International Holocaust Awareness Day the academy named after the late philanthropist is designed to be the next big step for empowering Holocaust awareness for future generations.
The academy was designed specifically to “create a community of leaders who can build networks to educate people around the world to be forces for confronting the growing threats of anti-Semitism and Holocaust distortion,” Yad Vashem chairman Dani Dayan told news outlets. “Only when people have accurate knowledge can they combat the fake ‘facts’ spread through social media and in person,” he added. “Which is why Holocaust education with its historical authenticity is so important.”
As it stands, the mission of the academy is to spearhead and coordinate efforts to grow powerful Holocaust-education programs in every part of the globe, including in cyberspace. One goal is to also train “ambassadors” of Holocaust education around the world, who will, in turn, grow networks in their countries among opinion-shapers: educators, diplomats, clergy and civic leaders, as well as those in the military and law enforcement.