Yoni Berrous was born in France and made Aliyah with his family in 1992. He has a MA in International Relations from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 2007, Yoni Berrous began working as a guide for students and Israeli security personnel at Yad Vashem. Currently he is the Head of the European Jewish Programming in the International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem. He is responsible for Holocaust educational training for formal and informal educators from Jewish communities in Europe. He also leads day study programs in Jewish schools and communities around Europe. These tools are adapted especially for different age groups and for a Jewish learning environment.
Rethinking Jewish Identity During and After the Shoah
The diaries written during the Holocaust primarily recorded the horrific experience suffered by their authors at the time of writing. Nevertheless, through the description of their experiences it is possible to discern thoughts and insights concerning questions of identity, in particular, Jewish Identity. During this lecture, we will present the way in which Jewish writers contended with these questions.