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In our histoPOD podcast we speak to international experts to learn how the Holocaust is remembered in different countries.

In Israel, memory of the Holocaust has changed significantly over time. In the first edition of the histoPOD, Yael Granot-Bein explains why it took some time before Holocaust survivors told their stories in Israel and how this is linked to the turning points in the country’s history. We also learn about her work at the Weiss-Livnat Innovation Hub for Holocaust Education at Haifa University and the approaches that are being developed there to be able to commemorate the Holocaust in the future.

Intro: Kevin MacLeod, Sincerely, CC BY 4.0

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Dr Yael Granot-Bein, Israel

is the director of the Weiss-Livnat International MA Program in Holocaust Studies at the University of Haifa, which hosts students from all over the world. In that framework, she established the Innovation Hub for Holocaust Commemoration and Education which aims to foster a culture of innovation and empower young people passionate  about the topic to create their own projects of remembrance. The first cohort of the hub which included seven young women from Germany, Holland, the U.K., Australia and Israel, have worked in the hub this past year and are now testing their proto-types in their home countries.

Annika Brockschmidt, Germany

is a freelance journalist and historian living in Berlin. She studied History and German literature in Heidelberg, before going on to study War and Conflict Studies, specialising in Genocide Studies in Potsdam. Work as a freelance journalist has led her to write for the Tagesspiegel, Zeit Geschichte and Zeit Online. Annika currently works as a freelance political journalist for the ZDF Hauptstadtstudio. Podcast production has been a passion of hers for many years and she has created successful podcasts such as “Science Pie”, which resulted in her co-authoring a non-fiction book on natural sciences and humanities at Rowohlt.