Since 2005, the United Nations General Assembly has commemorated the victims of national socialism on 27 January, and held activities targeting Holocaust remembrance and education. To view the 2017 activities and new materials visit the website of the United Nations Outreach Programme
As one of the three principle areas of activity within the organization, the Education Working Group brings together experts in Holocaust education from around the world to provide expertise, advice, and recommendations about education. As the Stockholm Declaration states, “We share a commitment to encourage the study of the Holocaust in all its dimensions. We will promote education about the Holocaust in our [...]
Country report Germany June 2012.
Commissioned by the International Holocaust Remembrance Association (IHRA), this country report is part of a documentation covering 31 countries. It summarises activities concerning remembbrance, research and education on the Holocaust. Based on a questionnaire, the survey covers the following aspects: general activities, Holocaust research, Holocaust education, remembrance and memorials, denial of the Holocaust [...]
The International Status of Education about the Holocaust : A Global Mapping of Textbooks and Curricula
How do schools worldwide treat the Holocaust as a subject? In which countries does the Holocaust form part of classroom teaching? Are representations of the Holocaust always accurate, balanced and unprejudiced in curricula and textbooks?
This study, carried out by UNESCO and the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research, compares for the first time representations of the Holocaust in school [...]
The International School for Holocaust Studies
Yad Vashem, the Jew organisation for Remembrance of the Shoa, offers educational material and teaching concepts for Holocaust Studies and education, including downloads.
How to Teach Holocaust Memorial Day (The Guardian)
In its How to Teach series, the Guardian Education offers resources to secondary school teachers who would like to commemorate the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the infamous Nazi concentration camp, on January 27. Resources relate to background history, the second world war and Jewish life in Germany.
The Euro-Asian Jewish Congress was created in 2002, by the initiative of the leaders of the Kazakhstan Jewish Congress, the Federation of Jewish Organizations and Communities of Russia (Vaad Russia), and the Association of Jewish Organizations and Communities of Ukraine (Vaad Ukraine). The idea for the new organization appeared as early as 1991, when the Jewish community of the Soviet Union joined the World [...]
Discover the Past for the Future: A study on the role of historical sites and museums in Holocaust education and human rights education in the EU
In 2009, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Human Rights (FRA) conducted the first EU-wide study of the role that European memorial sites, museums and exhibitions play with respect to educating young Europeans about the Holocaust and human rights. The findings of the study were presented at a Conference in Auschwitz on the 27 January bringing together Education Ministers from across Europe. The findings [...]
Holocaust Education in a Global Context. 1.
UNESCO's publication brings to light the reasons why it is so vital that we keep teaching the history of the Holocaust in today's world, regardless of where we live. Released on the 27 January 2014 - the 69th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the publication gathers the analyses of major historians and educators from all over the world, and explores a variety of approaches to Holocaust [...]
Struggling to deal with the difficult past. Polish students confront the Holocaust.
This article examines the relationship between school and cultural knowledge of Second World War in contemporary Poland. Drawing on analysis of 126 student responses to well-known photographs (photo elicitation), the author addresses what it means for schoolchildren to learn about an aspect of a contested past, the Holocaust, within the frame of Second World War in Poland. This research illuminates shared [...]
The Holocaust as history and human rights: a cross-national analysis of Holocaust education in social science textbooks, 1970 - 2008.