International Holocaust Museum Director Visits Webster to Explore Educational, Research Partnerships
This past week Ephraim Kaye of Yad Vashem, the World Center for Holocaust Research, Education, Documentation and Commemoration, was on Webster University’s home campus in St. Louis to explore educational and research opportunities in partnership with Webster leaders.
Two generations have passed since the end of World War II, so in addition to preserving the memory of the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust, Yad Vashem particularly focuses on educating the younger generations about the atrocity.
Kaye was invited to visit Webster by President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble as a follow up on her October 2011 visit to Israel — chronicled in this interview in the St. Louis Jewish Light.
Invitations were also extended to the St. Louis Holocaust Museum and the Webster Groves School District to meet with Kaye, to explore opportunities for partnerships with these entities as well.
“This is an exciting product of Dr. Stroble’s trip to Israel last year,” said Oren Yagil, special assistant to the president. “It holds promising potential for partnership, and as we pursue collaboration with the museum, it represents opportunities for our international campuses as well.”
Yagil was one of the Webster representatives who met with Kaye during his time on campus. Others included associate provost Nancy Hellerud and Warren Rosenblum, a Holocaust expert and professor in the College of Arts & Science’s History, Politics, and International Relations department.