The International School for Holocaust Studies (ISHS) focuses upon providing quality Holocaust education to diverse audiences from Israel and across the world. The School trains educators to teach the Holocaust, develops pedagogic and didactic tools to be utilized by teachers, and conducts educational workshops in Israel and abroad. In addition to its far-reaching work with Israeli students, teacher, and soldiers, Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies conducts seminars for tens of thousands of international students and educators in several languages each year. Its educational experts travel around the world training educators and students about the Holocaust.

The International School develops a variety of educational curricula and study aids on the Holocaust. The educational materials developed by the International School are interdisciplinary, multi-faceted, and multi-directional, focusing on how individuals lived before, during, and after the Holocaust. The materials they develop include advanced multimedia programs, mobile educational units, artistic educational programs, maps, books, films, and internet-based materials.

The International School for Holocaust Studies is the only school of its kind in the world, enriching the knowledge of educators and providing them with pedagogical guidelines and age-appropriate tools for teaching this difficult subject matter to their students. Yad Vashem’s interdisciplinary approach to Holocaust education – through art, music, literature, theology and drama – allows students to gain a broader understanding of what happened during this period.