Duane Galle, a history teacher at Banora Point High School, shares stories of the Holocaust with his students.
In 2013, Galle received a scholarship to travel to Israel with 25 other Australian teachers as part of the Gandel Philanthropy Holocaust Scholarship Program for Australian Educators. The three-week program has been running for 10 years and is aimed at developing Holocaust education in Australian schools.
The teachers stayed in Jerusalem, attended lectures by Holocaust scholars, participated in workshops and met Holocaust survivors.
Last year, Galle returned to Israel to attend the 10th International Conference for Holocaust Education with more than 450 teachers from more than 50 countries. In 2019 the first Gandel Alumni conference was held in Melbourne. It is expected this will become an annual event, aimed at helping teachers educate Australian students about the Holocaust.