Austria set for Shoah memorial

Meanwhile, the first Holocaust seminar for Austrian educators started here Monday. Nineteen educators are taking part in the two-week seminar, which is being financed by the Austrian Ministry of Education.

The idea to train Austrian teachers in Israel was part of a cultural agreement signed between the two countries last year.

Every year about 500 educators from all over the world — 80 percent of whom are not Jewish — take part in courses at Yad Vashem's International School for Holocaust Studies, which are taught in eight different languages.