“We share a commitment to throw light on the still obscured shadows of the Holocaust.”
-- Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust
A central question raised by many educators and students is why teach and learn about the Holocaust when other crimes against humanity are perpetrated today? A clear and well-informed understanding of the Holocaust, the paradigmatic genocide, may help educators and students understand other genocides, mass atrocities, and human rights violations. The study of the Holocaust can aide in our obligation to develop a model that highlights the warning signs and predisposing factors for human violence and genocide. In this series of documents, the ITF's Education Working Group offers ideas and recommendations to educators who wish to teach about the Holocaust and its relationship to other genocides and crimes against humanity. The documents were released for publication by decision of the ITF Plenary.