Wednesday, November 17, 2010

New "Righteous Among the Nations" High School in Lodz

Richelle Budd-Caplan, Director, European Desk of the International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem

Tomasz Klos, principal of the lyceum of the University of Lodz, is a trail blazer. Although an expert in the field of law, he opted to channel his energies to found a new high school in an effort to invest in the shaping of young minds, the leaders of tomorrow.

On September 1, 2011, this new high school named in honor of the Righteous among the Nations, will officially open in a building that once was a textile factory owned by a Jewish family. Graduate students at the University of Lodz who are specializing in the humanities, including Jewish studies, will be connected with the high school students in the hope to deepen their appreciation of prewar Lodz.

pictured: Dorit Novak, Director of the International School for Holocaust Studies, and Tomasz Klos

This week, he visited Yad Vashem for meetings with experts in Holocaust education at the International School for Holocaust Studies, and extensive tour of the campus. He received a certifcate welcoming the intent of the new Righteous Among the Nations High School to engage in meaningful Holocaust education.

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