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The Beacon, August 1995 (Excerpts)

            Freiman Pedagogical Center Attracts 
             Researchers, Educators & Students

The reference room in the David Freiman National Pedagogical
Center at Massuah is a hub of activity for the year 'round for
researchers, educators, community center cultural coordinators,
IDF education officers, youth movement leaders and high school

The Center was named in memory of the late David Freiman,
Holocaust survivor, husband, father and grandfather who had been
an active member of the Toronto Jewish community.

Containing all of Massuah's educational programs and teaching
aids, including the most modern audio-visual equipment, the
Center is completely computerized and linked to universities and
other facilities across Israel. Included in the teaching aids are
portable exhibits, slides, documentary films, filmed testimonies
and feature films. Many of the survivors' testimonies were filmed
in Massuah's own studio which has been endowed in the names of
Mendel and Helen Green of Toronto; others were filmed at Yale
University as part of a cooperative venture with Massuah and the
U.S. National Holocaust Memorial.

In addition, Massuah's staff provides professional guidance and
training for teachers interested in developing Holocaust
educational projects for their schools, municipal and kibbutz
cultural centers, IDF units and youth movements.

The reference facilities are also used extensively by high school
students who have elected to do a comprehensive research project
on the Holocaust in lieu of a matriculation exam. They spend many
hours in the reference room under the guidance of the Pedagogical
Center staff.

Among its other activities, Massuah grants an annual award to
educators for outstanding educational initiatives and scholarships
for high school graduates for excellence in research studies. The
Massuah staff has also prepared teaching guides on the Holocaust
that are available for teachers around the world. ..the Institute
is used as a model by many educators who admire its teaching
methods and curriculum which are highly successful in reach [sic]
diverse students, with a significant range of abilities and

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