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This presentation will raise two major questions that survivors were confronted with after their liberation; Where do we go? What do we do with our lives? A number of survivors will provide their personal answers to these questions and through their answers will inspire us with the hope, faith and resilience they had in spite of what they lost and suffered.
Ephraim Kaye has a BA and an MA in Modern Jewish History and the History of the Holocaust from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. From 1978-2000 he taught in the Israeli high school system. During this time he taught courses on the Holocaust at several different colleges in Jerusalem. Since 1980 he has been involved in Holocaust research and education.
In 1988, he joined the educational staff at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. Since 1994, he has been Director of the International Seminars at The International School for Holocaust Studies of Yad Vashem. During this time, he has coordinated and led over 450 international seminars from over 20 countries in 8 different languages.
Over the past 30 years, he has led and guided more than 17 trips to Poland for high school students, graduates of the Yad Vashem seminars and IDF Officers. In 2015 he became the Director for the Jewish World and International Seminars. From 1999 to 2020, he has organized 10 International Conferences on Holocaust education at the International School for Holocaust Studies of Yad Vashem.
Ephraim has been a guest speaker and lecturer in different Holocaust centers and conferences throughout the world – among them, Beth Shalom in England; Ravenna in Italy; Frankfurt in Germany; Vilna in Lithuania; Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra and Darwin in Australia; Toronto, Montreal and Winnipeg in Canada; Hong Kong, Macau, Shanghai, Nanjing, Kaifeng and Xian in China; Wellington, New Zealand; and throughout the USA and Canada in different Holocaust Centers and schools.