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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

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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 of the study show that linking education both the Holocaust and human rights represents a great challenge not only to memorial site staff, but also to teachers in schools. Establishing a link between the two fields is vital given that knowledge of, and reflection on, the past can feed into discussions about the challenges faced by contemporary society. Neither memorial sites nor schools are realising their full potential in this regard.


Memorial, Further training for teachers, Curriculum design, Learning experience, Human rights, Museum education,

Language German; English; French
Contact; FRA - European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
Last modified 23.01.2024

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