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(DATE CHANGED) Taking Action Together: “The Twin Dangers of Silence and Indifference” with Yad Vashem

January 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

NOTE: The date of this webinar has changed from Wednesday, Jan. 24, to Tuesday, Jan. 23.

The Twin Dangers of Silence and Indifference

During the Holocaust, many people looked the other way, others remained passive and far too many abandoned the victims to their fate. As Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel said, “To remain silent and indifferent is the greatest sin of all.” In this talk, Sheryl Ochayon of Yad Vashem will discuss the twin dangers of silence and indifference, especially as related to the increase in antisemitism after October 7, 2023.

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About the Speaker

Sheryl Silver Ochayon holds a law degree from Harvard Law School, a BA in History from the State University of New York at Binghamton, and a Certificate in Genocide Studies from Stockton University.

After a long legal career, she followed her passion for Holocaust education. She began working for the International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, in 2005, guiding in the Holocaust history museum, writing and developing online courses for educators around the world and creating educational videos. Currently, Sheryl is Yad Vashem’s Program Director for Echoes & Reflections, a program that empowers American middle and high school educators to confidently teach the Holocaust, with dynamic classroom materials and professional development.

Sheryl has represented Yad Vashem in different contexts both in the US and in Israel at seminars and international conferences, and at the United Nations.

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January 23
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


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