16 January 2019 - 11 Shevat 5779 - י"א שבט ה' אלפים תשע"ט
Embassy educates Thai university students about the Holocaust E-mail

An official from Israel’s Embassy in Thailand visited two Thai universities in March as part of a campaign to raise awareness among students about the Holocaust and antiSemitism.

Yuval Waks, deputy chief of mission, political and public affairs said the embassy hosted movie screenings at schools that highlighted the Holocaust and anti-Semitism. He explained: “[O]ften this subject is completely foreign to Thai students as it is not taught in school here, so the movie, we have found, is a great medium to communicate such a grave subject... Thai students don’t know much about the European part of WWII.”

A recent screening at a university featured the film Life is Beautiful, an Italian comedydrama about a Jewish-Italian shop owner who tries using his imagination to protect his son from the horrors of internment in a Nazi concentration camp. Previous films shown included Schindler’s List and The Pianist.

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