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Online Holocaust course launched

(JTA) —Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies in Israel launched its first online course in English.

The course, launched this week, has a flexible schedule which allows easy access from home, school or work and allows participants to work at their own pace. It covers five major topics about the Holocaust. New lessons will be uploaded every two weeks. Topics covered include “Jewish life in Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries;â€? “Germany 1918-1939â€?; “Jewish life in the ghettosâ€?; “The ‘Final Solutionâ€?; and “Commemoration and Remembrance.â€? In addition to the lessons, there will be a discussion forum where participants can exchange ideas. The course is open to the public at large, and its graduates will receive a certificate for the completion of the course. For more information see http://www1.yadvashem.org/education/ department/english/course.htm