“Our commitment must be to remember the victims who perished, respect the survivors still with us, and reaffirm humanity's common aspiration for mutual understanding and justice.”
-- Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust
First-person survivor testimony has been an integral part of Holocaust education since its inception. We are now faced with the necessity of teaching the Holocaust without survivors and other first-person eyewitnesses, which has already become a reality in many parts of the educational world in most, if not all countries. Fortunately, there are large collections of oral histories that are readily available for classroom use in whole or in part.
The IHRA's Education Working Group has developed the document Teaching About the Holocaust Without Survivors in order to assist educators in view of this new reality. The document was released for publication by decision of the IHRA Plenary in December 2010.
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Lithuanian: Mokymas apie holokaustą be jį išgyvenusiųjų
Portuguese: Ensinar o Holocausto sem Sobreviventes