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An international conference on the Holocaust in Spain will open Monday in Jerusalem.

Organized by the International Institute for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem, the conference will feature prominent experts in the field from Israel, Spain, Germany and Belgium.

Interest in learning about the Holocaust in the Spanish-speaking world has been rising.

The conference, thought to be the first of its kind, will feature a workshop allowing educators to review educational material in Spanish.

Last week Yad Vashem was honored with the Prince of Asturias Award for Concord presented by the Spanish Prince of Asturias Foundation. The award cites an institution whose work “has made an exemplary and outstanding contribution to mutual understanding and peaceful coexistence amongst men, to the struggle against injustice or ignorance, to the defense of freedom, or whose work has widened the horizons of knowledge or has been outstanding in protecting and preserving mankind’s heritage”.

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