Letter from the Editors
Thank you for all the support and help you have given us in our effort to educate teachers, students, and ourselves about the Holocaust and other genocides, both past and present. We are well aware of the fact that an end to hatred needs to occur in order for genocide to be prevented.
With the aid of I*EARN (International Education and Resource Network), students around the world, using computers and modems, are able to telecommunicate with each other and exchange viewpoints, and learn about each other's cultures. The HGP teleconference, <iearn.hgp>, presently contains forty-nine topics -- ranging from current events, scholarly research, and the reading of Holocaust literature -- to "Survivors Speak" and Steven Spielberg's Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation. The teleconference allows students to post and read messages, breaking down barriers of communication. This year, students from many different countries have once again contributed to our annual magazine, which represents all of those who contributed to the project.
Articles in this year's edition of An End to Intolerance have been written by dedicated students from the United States, Israel, Australia, Argentina, Bulgaria, Belarus, Russia, Poland, South Africa, Germany, Slovakia, and the Netherlands. We have grown considerably since last year. The number of participating schools and organizations has increased from twenty-eight to forty-five in this past year. We also now have our own World Wide Web site, kindly maintained by David Dickerson, at the following URL:
We would like to take this time to thank, personally, the writers, editors, facilitators, artists, advisors, e-mail correspondents, teachers and funders who helped in the creation of another outstanding issue. This issue is focusing on "humanitarians and making moral decisions." It includes articles on rescuers, survivors, and those who did not give up devoting their lives to complete good deeds. Dring the Holocaust, many of these people were caring and compassionate, and we feel that these characteristics are important in today's society.
Marian England and Jennifer Block, Co-editors
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