Without Turning to Salt: Israeli Youth Journeys to Poland

By Scott Copeland

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), April 2006

The author considers the role of Israeli youth trips to Poland in Holocaust education. Though such trips are widely accepted as an affirmation of Zionist ideology, he wonders whether the resources devoted to the trips could be better allocated towards education or social justice projects; whether educators are careful enough to help the students differentiate between the violence of the Holocaust and the violence of the current situation in Israel; whether the legitimate Jewish lessons derived from the Holocaust are balanced by concerns about the responsibilities of power and its potential corruptions and abuses; and whether nostalgia for a world destroyed encourages Israeli ignorance about thriving contemporary Jewish communities.

Topic: History, Social Justice, Educators, Holocaust Education, Teachers, Zionism, Global Responsibility

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: 36/630

Page Number(s): 6-7

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Israel , Poland

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Copeland, Scott. Without Turning to Salt: Israeli Youth Journeys to Poland. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). April 2006: 6-7. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=6192


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