Israeli Embassy Outreach to Educate Thai Students about Holocaust

Israeli Embassy Outreach to Educate Thai Students about Holocaust

by CityNews

 

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CityNews – Yuval Waks, Deputy Chief of Mission, Political & Public Affairs, Embassy of Israel Bangkok, visited Chiang Mai and Payap Universities earlier this month as part of the embassy’s campaign to educate and raise awareness about the holocaust and anti-Semitism amongst Thai students.

 

“We regularly visit universities around Thailand, mostly to do movie screenings, as often this subject is completely foreign to Thai students as its not taught in school here, so the movie, we have found, is a great medium to communicate such a grave subject,” said Waks.

 

“In Cambodia people can relate to our history a lot more because they have been through it, but Thai students don’t know much about the European part of the Second World War,” Waks explained. “I am not surprised, as if you ask Israeli students about the Cambodian genocide, they don’t know much about it either.”

 

“Today we showed Life is Beautiful, an Italian comedy-drama about a Jewish Italian book shop owner, who uses his imagination to shield his son from the horrors of a Nazi concentration camp. We have also shown Schindler’s List, The Pianist and other movies in the past and will continue to do so.”

 

Waks talked about the role of the embassy, explaining that it is very active in sending influential Thai people to Israel to join various courses and seminars, collaborating in numerous areas on matters ranging from Israel’s long famous agricultural innovation and leadership to its more modern phenomenon of start-up success.

 

Full Story: http://www.chiangmaicitylife.com/news/israeli-embassy-outreach-educate-thai-students-holocaust/

 
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