“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
The Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre launches its latest publication, Holocaust Education in Pedagogy, History, and Practice.
Developed as a resource for educators by the Neuberger’s Managing Director Dr. Carson Phillips, the volume contains essays by experts in the field. The international array of contributors have each been either an Educator or Scholar –in- Residence for a Neuberger Holocaust Education Week and share their insights, and methodologies on their areas of expertise.
Divided into three thematic sections, the Holocaust Education in Pedagogy, History, and Practice addresses timely and important topics of interest to educators in both formal and informal settings. Drawing upon the expertise of internationally known scholars such as Prof. Doris L. Bergen, Prof. Robert Jan van Pelt and Dr. Karen Shawn to name but a few of the contributors, readers will discover some information to help contextualise their teaching, while broadening their understanding of the field.
With an introduction by IHRA’s Executive Secretary Dr. Kathrin Meyer, the collection of essays depicts relevant and important topics in Holocaust education. Topics, among others, include teaching using recorded testimony of Holocaust survivors; the Holocaust as world history; and teaching about the T4 euthanasia program,. The volume is rounded out with recommendations on how to contextualise and answer some frequently asked questions by students.
The publication may be downloaded here.