The Van-Gelder Center for Holocaust Instruction & Research

Organization profile

organization profile

The Center aims to provide educators with research and practical guidance regarding Holocaust education in Israel and worldwide.

The Center's research agenda includes clarifying the problems of Holocaust education from a historical, sociological, psychological and philosophical perspective.

Research conducted under the auspices of the Center include studies on Holocaust Education and perceptions of citizenship in the world, the socialization and values of minority groups, values education; teachers' professional socialization patterns; perceptions of reconciliation and conflict management.

The Center has also designed a theory revisiting the concepts of Holocaust and Genocide as a vehicle to reexamining anti-Semitism "out of the box", as well as a curriculum on ethics and social justice, gender equality, violence, to be used in high schools.

The Van-Gelder Center organizes international conferences and cooperates with UNESCO Chairs and similar institutions and Centers worldwide.

The Aims of the Center:

1. Theoretical-philosophical research: clarifying the problems and challenges of Holocaust education.

2. Historical-social research: Conflict and conciliation among nations and within societies in exposing the roots of past in order to draw conclusions for reconciliation and co-existence in the present.

3. Applied research: Creating models, evaluating different parameters of anti-Semitism and tolerance worldwide, interreligious, ethnic, political and minorities.

4. Research in the area of "Education for Human Rights and Reconciliation" in Israeli society and worldwide.

Activities of the Van-Gelder Center for Holocaust Instruction and Anti-Semitism

Facilitating exchanges between Israeli and International academics through conferences
Initiating and supporting research
Producing and publishing educational and instructional materials for all education levels.
Establishing cooperation between Israeli and International institutions such as UNESCO and to create programs within the Israeli educational system.
Service to the Community and the Educational System.


  • AZ History of Scholarship The Humanities
  • Holocaust
  • Jewish History

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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